For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
One week ago, I gave you the patterns and tutorial video for making this pajama/nightgown/night dress.
Then yesterday I gave you my pattern and tutorial video for making this matching bathrobe:
AND… the bathrobe has real pockets, that Barbie can put her tiny little hands into. Check it out:
Now that I’ve finished the tutorials for all the different parts and pieces of this “Christmas Eve” ensemble, I hope you’ll have fun making this adorable little nightgown and bathrobe set for Barbie and other similar-sized fashion dolls! Here are some links to goodies you’ll need, in order to make this outfit for Barbie’s Christmas Eve present-unwrapping events:
Ordinary craft felt will work fine for the slippers, and they’re super easy to sew! You can find the slipper pattern on the third page of the patterns’ PDF.
For the bathrobe, once again I used a small-print flannel from JoAnn’s Fabrics (look for a “cardinals” print flannel on the JoAnn website, if you want to make the exact same one).
You’ll also need some 1/4 inch double-fold bias tape for the trim. I used the bias tape to make a belt as well, and I plan to post that “how-to” video some time next week.
It’s just an afterthought, but if you wanted to, you could loop some 1/8 inch ribbon through the bathrobe’s side seams, 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 later.
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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 nightgown, bathrobe, and slippers
- Tutorial video showing how to make the nightgown
- Tutorial video showing how to make the bathrobe
- Tutorial video showing how to make the slippers (follow the link I’ve provided please)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
- 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.