by parkermom 15 Jan 2018

Is there a design or set of designs of doll clothes that would fit Barbie dolls? I've got the chance to meet an almost-7-year-old and her 8 year old sister, and thought that would be a good ice breaker gift. I've found one set on Designs by Sick, and a set on, but they weren't exactly what I had in mind. Amazon has a cd of doll clothes for $57!! Won't be buying that for sure. Thanks in advance


by zoefzoef 16 Jan 2018

Important question : are you sure they like barbie ? Ex my daughter wasn’t too fond of it. She loved more cute animals made ITH,

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parkermom by parkermom 16 Jan 2018

Well, I've learned now that they love Shopkins and some other little toys, so I'll probably do a zipper bag for treasures for them. Thanks for that reminder.

by lilylady 16 Jan 2018

pinterest has free patterns on their website. Just search barbie doll clothes

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parkermom by parkermom 16 Jan 2018

Thank you. I like pinterest but I forget to look there for ideas.

by momac 16 Jan 2018

I typed in free Barbie doll patterns on Google and there is a site that has plenty of hand sewn and knitted clothing. Hugs Maureen

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parkermom by parkermom 16 Jan 2018

I spent a long time last night looking at barbie patterns and realized that sewing instead of ith would be better fory sanity and my bank account. Thank you.

by meganne 16 Jan 2018

I bought a lovely FSL design set to fit Barbie, from Stitch Delight, VIA Secrets of Embroidery. You will need to do a bit of sewing but very easy to do.
I made some for my GD.
I've added the link here as it won't work in the link upload section:

Scroll down to the second row.
Hope this helps, hugs Meg

meganne by meganne 16 Jan 2018

PS. the skirt overlay can be turned around if you don't stitch it the the bodice. My GD loved it.

meganne by meganne 16 Jan 2018

I have books full of crochet patterns and sewing patterns as I used to make porcelain dolls and dress all types of dolls. I still have about 30 Barbie dolls in a box downstairs.
I found most of my patterns online, mostly free.

parkermom by parkermom 16 Jan 2018

That is a beautiful dress. I will look for that and purchase it whether I use it for these two girls but I do want to make it for my granddaughter when she grows

meganne by meganne 17 Jan 2018

The satin skirt is just a basic semi-flared, one piece, skirt pattern gathered at the waist by making a hem, threading narrow elastic through and stitching the ends down when joining the back seam.
I added, lightly gathered, lace to give the look of extra fullness to the skirt without adding bulk. xxx

by mihok 16 Jan 2018

McCall's and Simplicity used to carry patterns.

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parkermom by parkermom 16 Jan 2018

Thank you. I had thought I would try to find something totally in the hoop, but I've realized I'm better off looking at different ideas.

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by Sewmum1 edited 16 Jan 2018

I am sure I saw that pixie faire had a pdf of fashion doll clothing patterns
If you decide you want something a little less fiddly to make, I know lots of 7 and 8 year olds and they love bags and zip pouches or purses at this age

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parkermom by parkermom 16 Jan 2018

Thank you. I have been learning more about these girls, and they would love to have bags or purses

by crafter2243 Moderator 15 Jan 2018

the applique place may have some

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parkermom by parkermom 15 Jan 2018

I will check there. Thank you