For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today’s video tutorial shows you how to make a flannel bathrobe, with side pockets, to fit regular Barbie and Made-to-Move Barbies, but it will fit a lot of other dolls too. Check out the first set of bullets for a more concise list of all the dolls that can wear this bathrobe.
It’s kind of fun to make teeny-tiny pockets in your doll’s bathrobe, and for those of you who are still learning to sew, I think you’ll find that side pockets aren’t as hard to sew as you might think!
I used a small-print flannel from JoAnn’s Fabrics for my “cardinals” version of the nightgown and its matching bathrobe, and I used a solid pink flannel for the other pajamas-with-bathrobe ensemble. Have a look at the pink set:
You’ll also need some 1/4 inch double-fold bias tape for the edging, which is much easier to see on the pink bathrobe (although I also used it on the “cardinals” bathrobe too). I used the bias tape to make the belt as well, but the belt is optional.
It’s just an afterthought, but if you wanted to, you could loop some 1/8 inch ribbon through the seam, just above your pockets, to create belt loops. I wish I’d thought of that while I was sewing, but it didn’t come to me until right now.
Along with the pajamas she wears under her bathrobe, I made my Barbie some little tiny felt slippers. Ordinary craft felt will work fine for these, and they’re super easy to sew!
The slipper pattern is found on the third page of the patterns’ PDF.
You’ll find that the pattern below includes a pattern for angel wings. Every Christmas I plan to create the angel outfit that these wings were meant to go with, and every Christmas I somehow fall short!
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Last week I gave you the “cardinals” nightgown pattern and tutorial, as shown in the image below:
I’ve also got patterns and tutorials for making the pink floral pajamas, which go with the pink bathrobe. Watch for those in the weeks to come.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls
- 12 inch Tall Barbie
- 10 inch Petite Barbie
- vintage Francie dolls
- Liv dolls
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 bathrobe
- Tutorial video showing how to make the bathrobe (found at the top of this page)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the belt out of bias tape
- Tutorial video showing how to make the slippers (follow the link I’ve provided please)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to use bias tape
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
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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.
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, Tall Barbie, and Petite 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.