FREE Skirt Pattern for #Vintage Crissy #Dolls on #PDFpattern Wednesday

Image shows the 18" or 46 cm Crissy doll (a vintage doll designed and marketed by the Ideal Toy Corporation) wearing a handmade tank top shirt and matching skirt with ribbon and lace embellishment. In this photo, Crissy faces the camera. This is one of four images of the Crissy doll posted to the ChellyWood.com website, where you can find free printable sewing patterns to make this outfit. The doll poses at a slightly different angle in each of the four photos, offering a little different light and shadow on the sleeveless shirt and above-the-knee skirt. The fabric is designed with bold images of flowers in a style that’s reminiscent of the early 1970’s when the Crissy doll was available in stores for sale. These flowers seem to “dance” across the fabric in pink, green, and turquoise colors, along with bouncy stems and flashes of leaves. The skirt’s ribbon is silver, and it edges the skirt’s hem. Once again, to find the free printable sewing patterns for this shirt and skirt combination, go to ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

I’m nearly done wrapping up my website renovations, so I thought it would be wise to go back to the project I’d been working on in May.

To remind you, I’d designed a bunch of patterns that fit a number of 13 to 17-inch dolls including:

You’ll see the various pieces of this ensemble in the image below:

The image shows a series of doll clothes laid out on a tabletop so you can see the variety of colors and prints in the fabrics. The clothes include five skirts, two pair of pants, two pair of shorts, five shirts, and a purse. The free printable sewing patterns for these doll clothes can be found at ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Although vintage Crissy dolls are actually 18-inch dolls, this week’s adorable skirt-and-top combo fit vintage Crissy dolls as well as the smaller dolls.

This image shows a close-up of the Ideal Toy Corporation vintage Crissy doll with extendable hair modeling a recently hand-sewn dress that's made of a 70's style of fabric.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

We’ve already used today’s free skirt pattern to make a skirt with crocheted lace trim, and it would’t take much to adapt the following tutorial to change the crocheted lace trim to the edging you see above:

Now tomorrow I’ll be posting a tutorial showing you how to make the sleeveless shirt shown in these photos:

An Ideal Toy Corporation's vintage Crissy doll stands with her back to the camera. Her long red hair is pushed aside so you can see that the back of her 1970s style shirt uses a Velcro closure. This image shows the outfit you can sew for Crissy if you download the free printable sewing pattern at ChellyWood.com
Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

The tricky thing about making a shirt to fit Crissy is that darned KNOB in the back of her body! (For those of you who don’t know, the knob is used to pull her hair inside her head and release the hair to make it “grow” long.) If you look closely at the image above, you will see that the shirt does manage to cover the knob, but not with perfect grace and style.

So please bear that in mind. This pattern isn’t an absolutely perfect fit for Crissy dolls.

It has been a while since I first posted these patterns back in May, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to re-post the skirt patterns:

You’ll need two pattern pieces for this project, and then you tape the two pattern pieces together, which you’ll notice in the tutorial video.

But as I’ve indicated, this skirt project is actually a re-post. Tomorrow will be the new pattern and tutorial for the sleeveless top that Crissy wears in these pictures.

Vintage Crissy doll (made by Ideal Toy Corp) wears a 1970's style skirt and sleeveless shirt.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

And in case you were wondering, I bought this 1970’s -style floral fabric at JoAnn’s Fabric and Crafts. It came as a “Fat Quarter” when I purchased it, but JoAnn’s offers lots of great retro-style fabrics at very reasonable prices.

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