Instruction for sewing Barbie's size doll dress pattern

First of all, download and print doll dress pattern for free.

Sewing your own doll dress pattern is a great way to make a creative, unique wardrobe for your favorite doll. From classic cuts and silhouettes to modern looks and trends, barbie doll dress patterns provide the perfect foundation for sewing projects that are sure to impress. With minimal fabric scraps and basic sewing supplies, you can assemble trendy Barbie outfits in no time. Whether you’re creating fun party frocks or everyday casual pieces, barbie doll dress patterns offer endless possibilities!

barbie dress pattern


We transfer the pattern to the fabric and cut the details.

barbie dress pattern


We take 2 parts of the upper part and sew the darts.

barbie doll dress pattern
barbie doll dress pattern
barbie doll dress pattern
barbie doll dress pattern


We connect the upper parts face to face and sew only the upper and side parts, do not touch the lower part.

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barbie dress pattern free

Step4 - doll dress pattern

Turn inside out and iron. Try on a doll.

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We take the detail of the skirt. And sew it with an overlock from the bottom. We tuck the edge, baste and sew on a sewing machine. 

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Sew the second side with a wide seam and pull it into folds.

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We distribute the folds along the width of the upper part of the dress, leave an allowance for the clasp on the sides, cleave with pins.

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barbie dress pattern free
barbie dress pattern free

Step8 - doll dress pattern

Sew on.

barbie dress pattern
barbie dress pattern


We connect 2 parts of the skirt face to face, and sew to half the length, leaving room for the fastener.

barbie dress pattern
barbie dress pattern


We tuck the inside of the bodice and carefully sew it with hidden stitches by hand.

barbie dress pattern
barbie dress pattern
barbie dress pattern

Step11 - doll dress pattern

We twist and sew on the fastener. I have a button. At will we sew ropes – ties.

barbie dress pattern
barbie dress pattern
barbie dress pattern

Material needed for sewing doll Dress

Below is the list of goods I used for sewing doll dress pattern. But you should understand that if you buy a product using my recommendation link, I may receive an affiliate commission.

Poppy Parker

A doll. In this article I sew for Poppy Parker from “FRIEND OR FOE” set. 

Cotton fabric

Fabric is the primary material used for making Barbie dresses. Common fabrics used for doll clothes include cotton, silk, satin, and chiffon. The fabric choice depends on the type of dress you want to create. I used cotton.

scissors for doll tigths sewing

Scissors. The option you like. 

sewing machine for making barbie dress

Sewing machine. You don’t have to have a sewing machine. This pattern can be made by hand sewing. But I want to say that buying a sewing machine was the best decision on my creative path.

Threads for doll sewing

Threads. It is important to choose a thread that matches the color of the fabric or a color that complements the fabric.

glue for fabric

Fabric glue. For finishing the seams.

Station for Clothes

Iron. Optionally. Something that makes your work neat.

sewing pins

Sewing pins. 

mini bottoms for sewing

Zippers or buttons: Depending on the style of the dress, you may need a zipper or buttons to fasten the dress. You can choose a zipper or buttons that complement the color and design of the dress.

Sewing a Barbie dress can be a fun and rewarding project for anyone who loves to sew. Once you print our free pattern, you will need to gather your materials, including fabric, thread, and closures such as Velcro or snaps.

When you have everything you need, you can begin by cutting out the pattern pieces and laying them on your fabric. Use the pattern as a guide to cut out the fabric pieces.

The final step is to add closures to the back of the dress. You can use Velcro or snaps to create closures that will keep the dress securely fastened on your Barbie doll. If you’d like, you can also add trim or embellishments to the dress to give it a unique and personalized look.

With a little time and effort, you can create a beautiful Barbie dress that your doll will love to wear. Whether you are a seasoned seamstress or just starting out, sewing a Barbie dress with a free pattern is a fun and satisfying project that anyone can enjoy.

If you’re looking for more information on how to make doll pants, feel free to read more here.


The free PDF Barbie dress pattern can be found on the top of this page. The article provides a direct link to download the pattern.

Generally, you will need fabric, sewing supplies (such as scissors, pins, and a sewing machine or needle and thread), and any desired embellishments (buttons, ribbons, etc.).

Yes, the article provides step-by-step instructions and is suitable for both beginners and those with sewing experience.

If you have specific questions or need assistance with the pattern, write your comment below the article. 

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Jacqueline

    Do you include the seam allowance on your patterns, or must these be added when cutting out?

    1. Ashlea


      The seam allowance should be added for this pattern.

  2. Grandma D

    “Step 5 … We tuck the edge, baste and sew on a typewriter.”


    1. Ashlea

      Oh! My mistake. I fixed it. Thank you for your comment

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