Barbie Red princess dress

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.
Happy sewing!

–    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

Step 1:
–    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.

Step 2:
–    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

Step 3:
–    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)

Step 4:
–    Sew the longest tulle to the smallest and gather
–    Pin the lining to the tulle
–    Sew the bottom fabric to the top fabric following the line we draw.
–    Cut the extra fabric

Step 5:
–    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

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25 Responses to Barbie Red princess dress

  1. mai says:

    Hi miss B Couture:
    This dress very nice, you choose the fabric colour matching its dress very well. I really like it. Thanks so lots to share your creation with public.

    • admin says:

      My pleasure, and I am happy you like it. Sewing for dolls have been a hobby for me for so long time I am glad to share. Please tell your friends about Miss B. Couture 🙂 Nothing will replace “word of mouth” ever!

  2. lyndsey says:

    this is such a fantastic dress and a beautiful colour too

  3. lyndsey says:

    hey miss b couture on my telly i am watching the channel 4 news and they are live in paris as we speak

  4. lyndsey says:

    yes it was all about the strikes

  5. bamboo says:

    Nope. you did not make this.

  6. wow im so in love with all of these clothes my sister told me about this and they are so amazing, my sister told me about some people that like to use the patterns but change them to pullip style so i have decided to. 😀 (i hate uploading pictures on flickr it takes ages 🙁

    • admin says:

      Your galery of pictures is really wonderful. Did you create all this? I mean the furniture…
      Thanks so much for stopping by on my blog!

      Don’t forget to tell you friends about Miss b. couture! 🙂

      • Aimee says:

        aww thankyou you have made me so happy and yes i did create the furniture i am so glad you like it i love your pictures aswell they are amazing i really want that cardigan. also i cant wait for the new coming up clothes they look so cool on the barbie

  7. Claire says:

    that dress is awesome. I love the way it looks on your barbie and you also sew so well. your just AWESOME.

  8. DM says:

    It IS beautiful ! I think I am going to try it to put in my grandaughter’s advent calendar ! Thanks for the photos ! I am sure my friends who don’t understand English will find it easy to understand !!!!

    • admin says:

      Merci pour votre message , je viens de voir votre blog, je le trouve chouette, vous avez du talent. Je mets le lien ici. mais je vous invite à poster des commentaires sur la version française du site. En haut sur les onglet et accès aux archives en français également.
      A bientôt !

  9. RB says:

    Love the dress!
    Sadly my mum sent all my Barbies to the charity shop. 🙁
    When I am older and if i have a child who likes Barbies & princesses & stuff like that, I am going to make this for them.
    As I said before love the dress!!

    • missbcouture says:

      Thank you so much for the kind message.
      You can maybe make the dress for a little cousin or friend. This might be a great birthday present for a little girl.

      • RB says:

        I am second youngest in my WHOLE family (and the youngest is a boy), so I probaly will make it for one of my friends as I am an only child. She moved down south so it will be a nice surprise for her on her birthday! 🙂
        Another big thanks!!

        • missbcouture says:

          Great idea!
          Nothing better than something hand made with love! I am sure she will keep it for ever!
          Happy sewing!
          Miss B

  10. RB says:

    Can you try to make some clothes for ‘Mozie Girls’
    Thnx if able!

  11. Élizabeth says:

    I Like the dress it so Nice thanks for sharing your clothes .

  12. mandana says:

    I am is iran: thanks

  13. heather says:

    Miss B,
    Love your tutorials/patterns! I have made the Pretty Woman dress, wrap around dress and going to make the linen dress tomorrow..just started making clothes for barbie..i have made a lot of clothes for 18in doll but i really like the barbie clothes also..doesn’t take as much!

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