This is just a new combination of some of the doll clothes patterns and tutorials I’ve posted in the past. If you’d like to make the outfit shown above, here’s what you’ll need:
- Pattern for reversible fashion doll top
- Tutorial for sewing the reversible top
- Pattern for elastic-waist shorts
- Tutorial for sewing the shorts to fit fashion dolls
You’ll find these patterns fit a surprising number of fashion dolls, including but not limited to Petite Barbie®, Skipper®, the 10-inch Disney Princess® dolls, and the Queens of Africa™ dolls.
But please be wary of the capri pants pattern that appears with the shorts pattern. Those capri pants have given me some trouble, and they’re still in the process of being altered to fit fashion dolls properly. I’ll be posting a capri-pants-with-turtleneck set, once I get my dimensions right on the pants. But for now, I’m just posting this pattern so you have access to the shorts.
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Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.
In case you haven’t heard, I’ve also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
I also have a series 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 gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!