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Barbie Movie 2023 - 20 Sewing patterns to recreate the fashion looks!

Hi Barbie!

Are you ready to dive into the dazzling world of Barbie and her latest movie? Well, get your pink fabrics together because here are plenty of sewing patterns to be inspired by! I've picked my favourite fashion moments from the Barbie movie and scoured the internet for the best sewing patterns to recreate these looks. Spoiler alert - any vintage 50's sewing pattern will do!

In the new Barbie movie, Margot Robbie and her Barbie co-stars show us how to serve Barbie World irl and the fashion is nothing short of jaw-dropping. From pink gingham dresses to to chic promo tour co-ords, Margot has been serving with every outfit. These sewing patterns will bring those iconic Barbie movie outfits to life. By sewing these stunning looks yourself, you can put your own spin on the Barbie looks and make something truly unique, of course, it doesn't have to be all pink and sparkles!

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here it is -

Now let's get into the fashion!

Barbie's Gingham Dress

Starting with the iconic gingham dress, this flared skirt dress is every Barbie girls dream. And side note - how great does the Barbie World look? How I'd love to walk around that set!

The dress has a fitted bodice with centre darts giving the classic Barbie silhouette.

Here are my favourite versions of this dress, both Vogue sewing patterns and extremely close to the original dress!

With the Vogue Sleeveless Dress Sewing Pattern, refresh your summer style! The dress has a close-fitting, lined bodice with princess seams, side pockets, a narrow hem and a back zipper.

Vogue sewing pattern for Lined dress, close-fitting through bust and waist, has wide square neckline, flared skirt with diagonal gathers under the waistline, side seam pockets, low cut back with invisible zipper, stitched hem with horsehair braid, and contrast variations.

FABRICS: Mikado, Poplin, Lt. Wt. Twill, Sateen. Lining: Lining Fabric. Interfacing: Lightweight Fusible. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals.


Barbie Jumpsuit

The jumpsuits immediately caught my eye when I saw the trailer, I don't think I've seen a Barbie in a boiler suit but I love these hot pink all-in-ones!

Leah by Fibre Mood takes the classic workwear overalls and turns them into something special in the details with topstitching, chest pockets and commodious hip pockets. Wear it loose and oversized or belted at the waist with the self-fabric tie, for a feminine touch.

Fabric advice

Leah works well in a variety of 'workwear' fabrics. Choose from a bottom-weight fabric like cotton, denim or corduroy.

McCall's sewing pattern for Collared, buttoned coverall romper and jumpsuit with back pleat. Utility romper and jumpsuits have drop shoulders with long sleeves and cuffs. Also includes a sleeveless view with roll-up band. Side and patch pockets. Includes belt with D-ring buckles.

FABRICS: Twill, Denim, Cotton Blends, Corduroy.

Unsuitable for obvious diagonals.

Note: Fabric requirement allows for nap, one-way design or shading. Extra fabric may be needed to match design or for shrinkage.


President Barbie

This off the shoulder dress reminds me of some of the outfits my Barbie worn when I was little! A classy, chic dress with the flared skirt, you can't go wrong!

MISSES'/MISSES PETITE DRESS : Dress has semi-fitted, lined bodice with side front and side back seams, skirt and sleeve variations, and back zipper. Designed for lightweight to medium-weight woven fabrics.

FABRICS: Crepe, Taffeta, Wool Blends.


Halter Top

An every day summer look for Barbie, although it's hard to see in this clip I imagine it ties in a bow around the neck and has a 'sailor' theme, a bit like version number 4 from the pattern below.

70s Halter-Top pattern from the Vintage Sewing Pattern Company.

The halter-top V. 1 & 2 with bodice softly gathered to midriff have “V” shaped neckline, collar and back tie end closing V. 1 has embroidered eyelet edging. V. 1 & 3 have peplum stitched to midriff/ V.3 & 4 with gathered bodice has “sweetheart” neckline, midriff and back button closing.

Skill Level - Intermediate


Glitter jumpsuit

Now THIS would be my dream outfit as a kid. I actually think my mum made me one similar for a school disco! Here are a few sewing patterns that are very close -

Brandi Joan strapless jumpsuit has shaped front bodice with elasticated smocked back and side zip closure.

Mimi G Style Misses’ strapless jumpsuit and mini dress has boned princess seamed bodice, asymmetrical side drape, self ties and side zip.


Gingham Hat

A summer accessory and of course, matching the gingham dress from before. I struggled to find a sewing pattern with a big enough rim to match this one but here a hat that I think is just right -