Sew a long lacy dress for Barbie with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LongDress #DollClothes

Here we see a curly-haired blond made-to-move Barbie wearing a pink and white ball gown. The bodice of the ball gown covers only one shoulder. The bodice is felt with a lace overlay, and the skirt is made of pink cotton with a pink tulle overlay. The skirt is quite full with a length that goes to about the doll's lower calf. So it's not quite a floor-length ball gown. Behind the doll, we see a tiny ball room with wicker chair and table, a tiny tea set with teeny little pink flowers and leaves painted on the gold-handled teapot and itty bitty teacups. There's a classical painting framed in gold on the spackled grey wall behind the doll. Barbie's little shoes are white plastic flats. In the upper right-hand corner, we see the name of the doll clothes designer: Chelly Wood. To download the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this beautiful ball gown/wedding dress/ Quinceañera dress for your Barbies, go to ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.

I’ve had this pattern available here, as a JPG image, for several years now, but today is the first time I’ve posted these patterns as a PDF.

And I have some good news… In case you didn’t read yesterday’s blog post, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want!

And don’t panic if it seems like too much to take on right now — sometimes our lives get really busy after the holidays. I get that. But for any class on Creative Spark, you actually have one full year to complete the course before the class is considered closed, so jump in! Get your feet wet!

In fact, you can use today’s free fashion doll ball gown pattern for one of the projects in my class. We’ll be learning how to lengthen and shorten skirts, how to make skirts more or less full, and even how to add a waistband to a skirt. Can you imagine these alterations to the patterns I’m giving you today?

This is the skirt pattern for a fashion doll ball gown, wedding dress, or Quinceañera / Quinceanera dress to fit a Barbie doll or similar sized dolls. It is marked with a Creative Commons Attribution symbol. It was designed by Chelly Wood, the doll clothing pattern designer, YouTuber, and writer. This pattern suggests that you cut the skirt out on the fold, for an extra full fashion doll skirt. For the one-shoulder bodice pattern, go to ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

To make today’s dress with lace overlay, you’ll need some cotton solid-colored fabric, some craft felt (for the bodice under the lace), some lace fabric, some tulle, and some size 4/0 Dritz 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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Here we see three bodice patterns, all of which can fit a Barbie-sized doll. Pictured on the pattern itself are two different wedding dresses made using this pattern, plus two sun dresses made using this bodice pattern. The pattern is marked with Creative Commons Attribution, and it's a Chelly Wood design. Visit ChellyWood.com to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern for making these bodices and/or wedding dresses and/or formal dresses.
Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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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.

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.

2 thoughts on “Sew a long lacy dress for Barbie with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LongDress #DollClothes

  1. Congratulations on the announcement of your sewing course! I just got the email and enrolled immediately. Looking forward to learning from you. I have enjoyed your free patterns for several years now.

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