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Barbie Ball Gown

By: Jessica for Craftiness is Not Optional
Barbie Ball Gown
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Free Barbie doll clothes patterns to sew are hard to come by. Instead of shelling out your hard earned cash, make this lovely Barbie Ball Gown. Little girls will love dressing up Barbie in this pretty gown. There are so many places Barbie can wear this free Barbie clothes patterns and your girl will think of them all! Whether Barbie is Cinderella at the ball, accepting her Oscar, going to prom, or just shopping with her friends, she is going to look fabulous after you learn how to make Barbie clothes.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine

Easy

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts? Along with her magnificent doll clothes patterns, Barbie made her official debut on March 9, 1959, and had been an unstoppably popular and beloved children's toy ever since. The idea for Barbie originally started with Ruth Handler, wife of Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler. 

As Ruth watched her daughter, Barbara, play with her baby dolls, Ruth realized there were no dolls that were representations of adults. After becoming inspired by Bild Lilli dolls during a trip to Germany, Ruth bought three of them to bring with her back to the U.S. to show to those at the Mattel corporation, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, Barbie has been a cultural icon. Mattel has made claims that three Barbies are sold every second, and Barbie is sold in over 150 countries worldwide. 

For those who are sewing machine wizards, it's not difficult to learn how to make doll clothes for Barbie. Standing at 11.5" approximately, Mattel made it easy for sewists of all stripes to use leftover fabrics to create lovely and elegant doll clothes patterns for their own dolls. 

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Sewing clothes for a Barbie doll always seemed so complicated since the individual pieces were small and difficult to manipulate. This tutorial does make the process of sewing a ball gown for the tiny figure easy. I would not choose to serge the edges of the small fabric pieces however a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying would work well.

I have been making Fashions for the Barbie and Ken dolls since 1998 and I also make my own patterns. I am a small home business and I love what I can do. The dress here is very pretty and little girls love them. Loretta Davis

Hi I am trying to make or buy a pretty blue gown for my barbie doll cinderella came with her rags not her gown. Any places I could look for any dresses or any websites ???? thanks XXX 3 star

I can always find Barbie doll clothes, but never clothes for Ken, being its winter here poor Ken is freezing, any ideas? If I had at least a pair of pants and a shirt I could make more clothes, but no luck! Thanks

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