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Today’s free pattern is probably the very first pattern I ever posted on this website, so as it says in the disclaimer box under the pattern’s title, it lacks all the bells and whistles of the patterns I create these days.
Back when I first started this blog, my daughters were rapidly outgrowing their dolls, so I designed patterns for them to try sewing.
I can’t remember the occasion for this pattern’s creation, but it could have been that one of my girls wanted to sew a quinceañera dress to give my niece when she turned 15. And I can’t remember whether or not my daughter’s project was ever completed.
But as my niece is now in her mid-20’s, I can’t trust my memory that far back anyway! Both of my daughters are in college too, so I guess I need to think about what I’m going to do when it’s time to celebrate my website’s 10 year anniversary. I’m up for ideas. Feel free to leave them in the comments.
Meanwhile, if you want to make this pretty quinceañera dress, you will need some cotton fabric, tulle, and tiny seed beads (although the beads are optional).
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- vintage Barbie dolls
- Disney Princess 11 inch dolls (the older ones)
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll quinceañera dress
- Tutorial video showing how to make this dress
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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.
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.
Disney Princess dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.