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Barbie Strapless Dress Free Pattern

Printable sewing pattern to download in pdf form. There’s one for the old 1966 vintage Mattel shape, one for 1999 Bellybutton shape (which I think is most common nowadays), one for skinny Barbie Basics and one for the 2006 shorter body which is only 11″ tall. Barbie strapless bodice pattern for 1966 / original Barbie …

Medieval Dress Pattern for Women

This is about as medieval-looking as I need to be, and I’m sharing my pattern here in case it comes in handy for anyone else. I read the instructions about how to cut a medieval t-tunic dress the authentic historical way, but my attempts didn’t come out very well. I would have had to adjust …

Quilt As You Go – String Patchwork

A great idea, and I looked around the internet for instructions, but nothing really clicked and gave me a clear sense that I was ready to get started. I had to mull over the idea for a couple days. When patchwork quilting was first explained to me as a child, I thought it was a …

Gene 16″ Doll Princess Dress Pattern

Princess seams dress I designed for 16 inch Gene Marshall doll. The wedding dress just has a large ruffle added. Here’s the printable pattern for download. Make sure to print the pdf at 100% and not “fit to page”. 1/4″ seams included. Brief Instructions: Fold over the top edge of the front and stitch. Sew …

Dress Pattern for 1999 Barbie Bellybutton

This was the first Barbie dress I designed from scratch, many longs ago. It was by necessity and was jumping into unknown waters for me. Up until then I had been happily using commercial patterns to make outfits for my daughters’ dolls, but at some point four of their nine Barbies were the new bellybutton …

My Illustrator Class from 2008

People are still finding something about this page useful! Okay. Cool. Then I’ll recreate it. Plus I want to go back and add something that I had intended to do at the time. I need this here so I can self-reference and comment later haha. That’s yet to come. Back in 2008 I said– I …