Learning to sew with Simplicity 8466 vintage Barbie doll clothes pattern #VintageBarbie #DollClothesPatterns

Here we see the Simplicity doll clothes sewing pattern number 8466 published in 1969. Its envelope leans against a wall of purple speckled fabric. In the foreground is the wine-colored fabric that's used to make a rendition of the dress shown in view 4 on the envelope for Simplicity doll clothes pattern 8466. The outfits shown on this envelope include (left to right and top to bottom): a long-sleeved cream-colored negligee; a sleeveless dress with fringe that reminds us of Pocahontas from the Disney animated film (which was made much later than 1969); a nurse-like blue cape with red trim over a white turtleneck and a red mini-skirt; the same short-sleeved turtleneck and red mini-skirt with a blue-white-and-red plaid vest; (bottom row) a yellow high-collar sleeveless mini-skirt dress; the red satin dress with gold trim; a blue pants suit with a pair of pants and an open-back tunic top. The original price listed on this pattern was seventy five cents, but there's a more modern sticker from the Goodwill suggesting that the price is actually $2.99 today.
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I had so so much fun sewing the red satin dress in this Simplicity 8466 doll clothes pattern! I’ll never forget that feeling of satisfaction, when it turned out perfectly!

Just have a look:

In a room with a false concrete floor and a pink wall, we see a Mattel vintage Barbie with long brown hair and bangs (Caucasian) wearing a long, wine-colored, hand-made dress with gold braid trim at the bottom of the nearly-floor-length dress and its sleeveless bodice has wine-colored straps with gold braided trim as well. This is a fitted gown that barely flows out from Barbie's hips. She also wears tiny gold plastic heels (really more of a sunflower yellow shade). She stands next to a vintage Simplicity doll clothes pattern which displays a number of dresses and outfits, including a wine colored dress with straps and gold braid trim. This is Simplicity 8466 from 1969 (a Barbie doll clothes pattern published by Simplicity pattern company in 1969).
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.

It looks pretty similar, doesn’t it? Wow. I couldn’t have been more pleased…

I’ve created blog posts that describe how I made this satin dress, and over the years, I’ve talked about the Simplicity 8466 doll clothes patterns in other ways too. If you’d like to see these posts from the past, just click on whichever title interests you most:

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Look, I know you’ve probably already heard about it, but my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on the Creative Spark online learning platform will teach you how to alter pants, skirts, dresses, and shirts too. If you haven’t looked into it yet, you can click here to learn more.

In this image, we see a woman's hands making an alteration to a pants pattern for a little 8 inch plush doll with jointed arms and legs. She works on a cutting mat with a pen, a pencil, a ruler, and two different paper patterns; one for pants and the other is a shorts pattern. The words say, "how to alter doll clothes patterns" and the URL for the class is also offered as follows: https://creativespark.ctpub.com/courses/alter-doll-clothes
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I also have a new course on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform which teaches you how to design your own doll pants patterns from scratch, including leggings, overalls, and fly-front jeans. Click here to check out that new course, which is only $19.99!

The image shows an 18 inch doll next to an 8 inch doll, to demonstrate that Chelly's "How to Design Doll Pants Patterns" course is for dolls of any shape or size. In one photo, both dolls wear a tee shirt with leggings. In the other image, both dolls wear a T-shirt under a pair of green polka dot overalls (green with tiny white polka dots). The text says, "How to Design Your Own Doll Pants Course Only nineteen dollars and ninety-nine cents! There are two bonuses mentioned on the advertisement as well: Chelly's re-sizing formula and a complementary pattern for 18 inch doll overalls.
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.

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