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.
This is my first time sewing clothes for Barbie. I am going to try your halter top dress. Wish me luck.
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!
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.
A Bellybutton version of that is in the works and near the top of the to-do list.
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?
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 🙂
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.
Oh how wonderful! It came out great. Thanks for sharing!
I made a few of your dresses using different colours, I got quite carried away!
Do you sew the top of the halter together? Or is it a snap ?
Use snap or velcro to close the top straps behind the neck.
I really like this pattern with the cross over top. The look is pretty.
o que é Barbie basic? tem alguma diferença da Barbie tradicional?
Barbie Basics is a certain fashion model line even thinner than regular Barbie. Check my page, https://www.janelwashere.com/barbie-body-types-to-2008/