Fairy dress

I love this dress. The only challenging part was to sew the sleeves and make them puffy on each side. My daughter was so pleased to see the dress when it was done, that it was worth the time ! What’s the difference between a princess dress and a fairy dress? A fairy hat and a magic wand! You can find them in the accessory section. Of course there are also fairy wings… it will be for next time!
Happy sewing!

Material for the top:
–       4 rectangles of fabric: 3 ½” x 1 ¾ ” (4.5cm x 9cm)
–       Tulle for the sleeves: 2 rectangles 6” x 1 ½” ( 4cm x 15cm)
–       Tulle to recover the top of the dress. 4 rectangles: 3 ½” x 1 ¾ ” (4.5cm x 9cm)
–       2 Ribbons for the sleeves 2 ¾” (7cm)

Material for the bottom of the dress
–       Lining of the the dress 6 ½” x 18 ½” (16cm x 47cm )
–       Front fabric 14” x 8” (37cm x 20cm )
–       Tulle 3 triangles :  9 ½” x 9 ½” x 5” (24cm x 24cm x 13cm )

Step 1:
–       Take the  rectangles and draw a mark on the top at 1” (2.5cm) from each side. Then draw a mark on the side at 2” (5cm) from the bottom on ech side
–       Trace a line on each side from one point to another. Then sew the fabric folowing the lines.

Step 2:
–       Sew the tulle fabric on each piece of top fabric. Sew the hem on the back of the dress at the same time. For the front fabric just sew the V neck.
–       Sew the two front fabrics together in the middle. Try it on the doll, so the V neck will fit perfectly to your doll.
–       Sew the front and back fabric together on the shoulders

Step 3: Sew the sleeves to the dress – note: I did not have enough tulle to make 6”, so I sewed two little pieces together to get the right length.
–       Pick the top fabric face up. Pin the sleeves on it up to 1 ” (2cm) let the rest of the sleeve on the top. We will gather it to make a puffy sleeve.
–       Sew the sleeves on the side folowing the pins. Then sew the rest by gathering to the top.

Step 4:
–       Put the top on the doll reverse. Then pin on the side and sew the sides of the dress.
–       Take the ribbon  and sew it at the end of each sleeves by gathering the sleeves.

Step 5:
–       Return the top and draw a line on the bottom at ¾” (2cm)from each side, then joining in a triangle on the front. (see picture)
–       We will sew the top and the bottom fabric together folowing this line

Step 6:
–       Sew a hem on the bottom of the front fabric
–       Sew a hem on the bottom of the lining.
–       Then sew the two fabric together. Gather the lining to fit to the front fabric.
–       Sew a hem on the side of each triangles
–       Put the triangles on top of the frabric regularly, then sew them to the fabric.

Step 7: Sew the top and the bottom fabric together
–       Start by sewing the middle of the top fabric to the middle of the bottom fabric with a little sewing point. So you are sure that the fabrics are well aligned.
–       Then sew each side folowing the line and gathering the fabric

Step 8:
–       Sew the dress on the back. Leave a little space on the top ½” (1.5cm), and sew a hem, so the doll can fit in the dress.
–       Sew the sew on snaps
–       Sew the decoration

Your fairy can wear her dress! Don’t forget to make her a fairy hat and a magic wand! You’ll find them on the accessory section.

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41 Responses to Fairy dress

  1. lyndsey says:

    this is beautiful

  2. mai says:

    Dear my friend: Oh my god, ! this is what I really want to learn from your great and beautiful sewing barbie doll cloths ideas, thank you so much for all your beautiful barbie cloths, I’am 40 year old and I still love to play with barbie and cloths…ect..now I can make them for my 8 and 5 year olds daughter. I’m big fan of your barbie cloths carft work now. please send some more for us to look at, I will alway looking at your web. ok! big thanks to you. best regards from ; Mai.

    • admin says:

      Hi Mai,
      Thanks for your comment. Did you try to sew the fairy dress? I am glad you like the outfits. There will be definitely more new outfits to come.

      • sylvia says:

        I don’t see where the patterns are at.Is there a place here to print out patterns????????

        • missbcouture says:

          There is no patterns. Only tutorials. Not sure how it looks like when you print the page.
          Try to follow the tuto on line, it’s easy.
          Happy sewing.

  3. anne says:

    trop jolie ;D

  4. megan says:

    Hi Lindsey:
    Is this your name ? I found very hard to sew this kind of dress , and especially with this material. I like it but I’m not very good in patient to do dress with softly fabric like it. I away choose the cotton to make clothes for barbie…it is more easy and quickly to sew, I look at every things you made and your designs to get an ideas and I make them with a similar as your designs. You made them better than my and they are all very nice. One agian thank you for your beautiful barbie clothes. Me ,and my 2 daughters who is Cindy 8 yrs olds and Jenny 5 yrs olds girls are love your designer barbie clothes very muchs.
    Megan-Mai. ( or call me Mai, I’m chinese born in Vietnam,and I living in Australia 24 years ).

    • admin says:

      Hi Mai,
      Thanks for your encouraging message. I am glad yours little girls like the outfit. I also like to sew cotton, because at this size of sewing it is easier.
      But you can also find some tulle that you can put on top, to make princess dress for example.
      With a little practice, you’ll be more confortable sewing other kind of fabrics, although I am still not able to sew thin satin 🙂
      Take care,
      Miss B. Couture

  5. Jessica says:

    Thank you for posting this. I think it is simple enough to follow. I plan to use your design to make a 18th C dress for a class project and when I saw your tutorial, I thought it was perfect. Thank you for posting it!

  6. lyndsey says:

    by the way megan i am lyndsey i dont know what miss b coutures real name is but i ujst call her miss b couture.

  7. Elspeth Ashbury says:

    Beautiful. It looks so professional. I’m afraid I don’t have the skills for this!
    Can you please put a pattern for making a fairy cloth doll? I spent a lot of time looking for this on the net but can’t find a one I need (slim, tall marionette/doll fairy).
    It would be really helpful, thanks! 😀

    From Elspeth Ashbury

  8. Jessica says:

    I am in my freshman year of college, and ty very much. I wasn’t sure if I could do it at all and I am surprised she turned out 🙂

  9. Anna says:

    I like ur dress but u know it was really hard. in the end it was worth it!!! :):):)

  10. Ashmin says:

    I like to make barbie clothes and ur fairy dress really helped!! Thanks! :):):):)

  11. Carol says:

    This dress turned out really well – my grandaughter will love it.

    Many thanks for the pattern and instruction – I will be trying out some of the other patterns over the next few months.

    Best wshes

  12. Carol says:

    Thank you for your kind words. I haven’t made the wand as yet but here is another dress using the same pattern. I used the faux leather hat as the basic pattern for the hat. I am trying the red dress at the moment and intend to have a go at the wedding dress next. Thank you again for the easy to follow patterns.

  13. adina says:

    you dnt say how to do the sleeves but its turn out good

    • missbcouture says:

      I am glad you found how to do it. Thank you for your feedback.

      • missbcouture says:

        Great, I also buy some fabrics at Joann’s hey have a good choice and the good thing about sewing for Barbie is you don’t need a lot of fabric. You can sew for less than a dollar.
        Happy sewing!

  14. wish I was well enough to sew and still had my machine. back in 94 I made my own wedding gown and now I have trouble concentrating enough to write a comment. anyway, I have a granddaughter 5 years old I would have loved to make this for. my mother had someone make clothes for my barbie, I have one of the first, and the first Ken, and the first Midge doll, barbies’ best friend. I still have it all to save for Katya and my new granddaughter, Daphne Faye ( my name is Kathy -Katya is Russian version- Faye, so my girls named for they grandmama. I have saved the pattern and hopeful that someday I will be able to at least handsew it! never have seen a more beautiful dress outfit for barbie as long as I ‘ve lived. thank you for sharing it! kat

    • missbcouture says:

      Thank you so much Kathy for passing by and taking the time to write on my blog and share your story.
      My grand mother used to knit for my dolls and my mom sew a lot of wonderful dresses for me and my dolls.
      I will cherish this souvenir forever and I think your grand daughters will too.
      Take care,
      Miss B.

  15. Cheryl Smith says:

    Hello out there! I am having trouble finding any doll patterns for Ken doll, and the GI Joe doll! does anyone know where I can find them?

  16. Karina says:

    Hi Miss B, i’m a high-school student. I would realy like to have your permission to sell the clothes that i make from your patterns. I have made 2 but have not sold them yet. But if u say no i promises that i won’t sell them.
    By the way i have a lot of respect for your work. All the clothes r beautiful!!!!

    • missbcouture says:

      Hi Karina,
      The patterns are here online for free. I would appreciate they stay like this for the use of everyone.
      Thank you for asking.
      Miss B.

  17. Yvonne Meijer says:

    Thank you for your lovely site. I was looking for patterns for my niece, trying to get her interested in making fashionable clothes for het Barbie dolls.

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