Sunflower harvest dress and apron patterns #SewingLove #DollClothes

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie with blond hair and tan skin bent over and peering into a full-to-overflowing wheelbarrow full of harvested vegetables, flowers, and leaves. Behind Barbie is a pair of hay bales stacked on top of each other. MTM barbie wears a handmade dress and apron. The dress is made of sunflower-designed cotton Fabric and its wide skirt (which comes down to just below Barbie's knees) is trimmed in yellow rickrack. On the grass in the foreground, there are a smattering of orange and gold fall leaves. Behind Barbie is a garden scene with a bridge that crosses a still lake. Some of the foliage around the lake is turning yellow, to indicate that autumn is at hand. The image has a watermark:, a website where one can find numerous free printable sewing patterns to fit Barbie and many other dolls of different shapes and sizes.

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Today we’re making the pretty little “sunflower harvest dress” with its pinafore apron, which fits a number of different fashion dolls (see list below).

This pattern has been available on my website as a JPG image in the past, but today I’m finally converting this popular pattern set to a PDF for easy download and printability.

For the dress you’ll want to use a printed cotton fabric, and for the apron, you’ll need some cotton broadcloth fabric. The dress will also require rickrack trim and size 2/0 snaps.

Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:

Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:

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The image shows a free printable dress pattern for a basic dress, which can be made into a "fluttery" holiday dress, great for birthday gifts, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, or other holidays. The dress pattern fits Mattel's Barbie, Mattel's Midge, and most other fashion dolls in the 11.5 inch (i.e. typical Barbie) size range. This dress can be made with or without sleeves. Free tutorial videos show how to make this dress for Barbie-sized dolls in the sleeveless or cap sleeve methods. This free printable pattern for a Barbie-sized dress is watermarked with the website and has been marked with "Creative Commons Attribution" for public use.
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To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.

Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.

Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.

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