Of all the fashion dolls out there, Barbie has to be the most famous—introduced in 1959 by Mattel Inc. Since then, many other fashion dolls, both female and male, have come out on the market with extensive wardrobes.
The problem can be that these doll clothes are very expensive. To keep your child's fashion dolls in the height of fashion, why not sew them or involve your child in the sewing using these free patterns and projects. Scraps of fabric can make a great wardrobe for a favorite doll.
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This free pattern will create a shirt that can easily go with skirts or slacks for Barbie or similar fashion dolls. Sew a bunch in different colors to encourage a child to put outfits together.
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This free sewing pattern can transform scraps of denim into jeans for a fashion doll the size of Barbie. If you have gabardine or wool scraps on hand, sew dress slacks to keep the doll on the cutting edge of fashion.
Fascination with the wonderful doll clothes you are sewing may be the trigger that encourages a young person to want to learn to sew.
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This free sewing pattern is for a skirt is a great way to learn the basics of sewing for a Barbie or other fashion doll. If you don't know a little girl who is using Barbie clothes, consider donating them to a local charity so children who are less fortunate can dress their dolls to the nines.
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Add this simple jacket to strapless or sleeveless clothes options and Barbie is ready for any season. You're bound to have the fabric scraps on hand for this adorable jacket even if you have to raid the rag bin.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Here are printable patterns for an adorable skirt and blouse or strapless dress options. Use your imagination and add trims to totally change the exact same pattern. They also have Barbie patterns for 1966, 1999, 2006 and Modelmuse and instructions on how to tell the difference between the Barbie bodies.
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You need to be a somewhat experienced sewer to know how to use these free patterns but if you do, a wealth of opportunities awaits! You'll find a leotard pattern that could easily become a swimsuit, as well as trouser and dress patterns.
Remember, things disappear from the Internet so print the patterns while you have the opportunity!
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This tutorial is loaded with details and photos so that any beginner can make the dress. If you're a beginner, try a plain dress first and then experiment with lengthening and adding trims to turn the dress into something Barbie would wear for a special occasion!Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Follow these detailed directions and print out the pattern to sew panties for your Barbie or other 11-inch fashion dolls.
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Get Barbie ready to do some cooking with this adorable free apron pattern. Full directions with photos are included.
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No need to print out pattern pieces with this great Barbie dress tutorial. This dress starts with two small rectangles of fabric and has so many possibilities—make it with or without straps, lengthened, trimmed, lace overlays, the list is endless!
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This pattern is another one that doesn't require pattern printing. It's a great shirt for Barbie's wardrobe to go with all her jeans and skirts!Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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These wonderful directions to create a Barbie gown will have you using up all of your glitzy fabric scraps and watching remnant bins for new possibilities. Be sure to scroll through all of the directions to see the second possibility offered.