Do you know any little girl who won’t be happy to have plenty of princess dresses for Barbie? I think this dress looks like a mediaeval dress. I love the sleeves and the bottom of the dress. And since it’s red, we can pretend it’s a holiday dress.
- Front: 1 fabric and 1 tulle: 3” x 4 ½” (7.5cm x 11.5cm)
- Back: 2 fabrics and 2 tulles: 1 ¾” x 4 ½” (4.5cm x 11.5cm)
- Sleeves: 2 tulles: 8” x 3” ( 20cm x 7.5cm)
- Skirt lining: 7 ½” x 15” (19cm x 38cm)
- Skirt tulle 1: 5” x 15” (13cm x 38cm)
- Skirt tulle 2: 35” x 4” ( 89cm x 10cm)
- Ribbon for sleeves: 3” ( 7.5cm)
- 2 sew on snaps
- Pin the top fabrics together, including the tulle
- Draw the V neck following the picture bellow and cut the fabrics
- Sew the fabrics together on the shoulders
- Sew a hem on the front V neck so the fabrics won’t move.
- sew the sleeves to the top and gather so it will fit. Sew on the longest side. Allow at least 1” on each side of the shoulder (2.5cm)
- Sew the ribbon on the sleeves at ¾” (2cm) from the end of the sleeve. Gather the tulle to get a puffy aspect
- Now you can sew the top together
- Put the top reverse on the doll and pin under the breast to help sew the gather for the breast. The dress will fit better. Make sure the dress can still close on the back and allow room for the hem on the back.
- Sew following the pins.
- Draw the line where we will sew the top and bottom fabric together. 1 ½” from the bottom of the shirt in the middle (4cm) and 2” on the sides (5cm)
- Sew the lining and tulle fabrics on the back separately. Up to 1” (2.5cm) from the top of the skirt to allow to doll to fit in the dress
- Sew a hem on the bottom of the lining
- Sew a hem on the back of the dress and on the collar.
- Sew the sew on snaps
- Sew a little piece of ribbon on the front