The doll pictured on the left, in her little purple kitchen with old west frying pan hanging from a hook on the wall is the veterinarian doll “Laura” (an older version of her) wearing a western shirt and jeans designed by me, Chelly Wood.
The doll pictured on the right, standing on the sand before a lake with mountains in the background, is a vintage doll from Hasbro’s World of Love line. She’s wearing the exact same western shirt and jeans.
So both of these 8″ dolls can fit in my patterns for the western shirt and jeans. In fact, I’m told the 8″ Stacie™ doll from Mattel (one of Barbie’s™ sisters) can also wear these patterns. I don’t own any of the eight-inch Stacie™ dolls, but a trusted friend does; she has used my patterns and verified that these patterns do fit her doll.
The shirt–with is yoke, fringe, and cuffs–can be quite challenging to make. However if you wish to skip the yoke, fringe, and cuffs, I don’t think it would be too hard for most sewists. And honestly, pants are pretty easy for even the beginning sewists to make. Now let me post these patterns for you:
- Free printable pattern for 8″ doll’s western shirt and jeans
- Tutorial for making eight-inch doll shirt
- Tutorial for making eight-inch doll jeans
I’m guessing there are plenty of collectors of miniatures and dollhouse enthusiasts who will really appreciate these free patterns and tutorials to fit 8″ dollhouse-sized dolls. Happy sewing!
Remember that you need to enlarge my patterns to fit an American-sized sheet of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm), without margins, before printing. Feel free to pin,like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. If you can’t find a specific pattern, just submit a question to me directly.
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.
And in case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls coming out soon, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.