Sewing Pattern for Barbie Basics (ModelMuse) body – Halter Top Dress

Free printable sewing pattern for a cute halter top dress.


Fold over sides of both top pieces and topstitch
Lay one top piece over the other to the place where the arrow points, pin them together then gather the lower edges of both

Pull gathering threads until the top pieces fit between the two arrows marked on the midriff pattern piece
Stitch top pieces inside doubled layers of midriff, leaving an opening where the top pieces are, through which you’re going to turn the midriff. Clip corners and turn.

Sew skirt side seams, then stitch skirt to midriff, leaving back edges of skirt a little wider than midriff
Then fold those over and stitch center backs and hemline
Sew on velcro or snaps for closure

Click here for the pdf pattern. NOTE this is for Barbie Basics and will not fit the other shapes. Barbie Basics are these girls. They’re skinny even for Barbie.

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    1. I hope it works out great for you! Which Barbie Basics do you have? That’s unusual to start with one of those but they are certainly inspirational. I’d love to see a picture when you’re done!

  1. This is nice ❤️
    Do you have a belly button version of this one? I figured using the top pieces but longer midriff to be a standalone top.

  2. Love this pattern! I have started making a bunch of Barbie clothes (as Xmas gifts) and I can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure you’re using the right needle, thread, and to do a test swatch before ruining all your hard work.

    Do you have any tips for sewing elastic casings in shorts? It’s so tiny! There’s gotta be an easier way?

    1. I personally would just fold the fabric over once, lay the elastic on top then do a wide zigzag over it. That doesn’t look the best on the front. I’ve usually just made clothes for kids to play with 🙂

  3. I made your pattern slightly bigger to fit a belly button Barbie. I also made the skirt longer and gathered. Thank so much for sharing.

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