Bellybutton Barbie V-neck Dress Sewing Pattern

Here’s a free pattern in pdf format to print. This one can be a bodice to add a skirt to, or lengthen the lines to make a flattering princess seams dress. I appreciate a pattern that doesn’t involve shoulder seams. Every fiddly step eliminated makes it that much easier. It has a simple, modest neckline …

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, only 11″ tall. Barbie strapless bodice pattern for 1966 / original Barbie strapless bodice …

Pattern for Simple Medieval Dress

Free pdf sewing pattern for adult woman size Medium. I’m 38-30-42 inches. I read the info about how to cut a medieval t-tunic dress the authentic historical way, but my attempts to follow didn’t come out very well. I would have had to adjust piece sizes forever until I achieved something like fit. But I …

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 …

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 …