When making Barbie doll clothes it is always nice to have an assortment of patterns. This set begins with a cute career girl dress. This is the first pattern in the Mix and Match wardrobe.
This career girl dress is an attractive shift type sleeveless dress with a scoop collar that is quite simple and elegant to behold.
The pattern comes in just three simple pieces the front, right back, and left back making it easy for beginner doll costume makers to master making this dress the first try.
While allowing those with more dress making experience to create this dress in just a few minutes time. So, before you know it you can present that special little girl with a brand new doll dress you made yourself.
There are many types of fabric you can use. When making a dress from this simple pattern you are free to use just about any kind of material you choose.
In fact, you can make use of this dress pattern over and over again using different materials to create a casual summer dress suitable for shopping, a dress suitable for the office, for a romantic dinner out or attending a special function like a guest at a wedding.
By choosing a light colored cotton or gauzy material you can create the perfect summer dress for back yard entertaining or a tea party. A bright or dark cotton or lightweight wool material can be used to create the perfect office dress, while choosing to use satin or chiffon you can turn this pattern into a dressy dress for a romantic evening out.
Alterations To The Patterns Can Provide You With the Opportunity To Make Even More Outfits.
Another great thing about this simple pattern is you can simply alter the length of the hemline to make yourself patterns for other fashion doll clothing.
Raise the hemline and you have a perfect mini skirt for a doll or a long shirt that can be worn with leggings or pants. Lengthen the hemline to angle length and you can create a stunning evening gown simply by choosing to use some slinky material.
There is no doubt about it - some of the best things in life are free. Finding free Barbie doll patterns is one of those things. However, the best thing of all will be the look or surprise and the smile of delight on that little ones face when you present her with a doll dress you made yourself from this simple career girl dress pattern.
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Pattern #1 Career Girl Dress
1- First sew the darts as indicated with dashes
2 - Join the front to the back pieces at the shoulder seams matching the notches
3 - Sew both side seams
4 - Sew the back seam only to dot (leave the rest open)
5 - Hem around the neck and arms holes
6 - Hem the back opening and the bottom of the dress
7 - Sew a snap at neck
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