Free PDF Pattern for #Summer Shirt to Fit 18″ Crissy #Dolls: #SewingBlogger Thursday!

Are you ready to sew this adorable little tank-style top to fit your vintage Crissy doll? Well here are the patterns you’ll need:

Just yesterday I also gave you the pattern and tutorial for making the skirt you see Crissy wearing in this video. For your convenience, though, here’s that PDF pattern and a link to the skirt tutorial again:

Note that the skirt pattern says “18-inch narrow-bodied dolls.” That’s because Crissy‘s body is much more narrow than other 18″ dolls like the beautiful 18-inch American Girl dolls. Today’s free doll clothes patterns will not fit my Kaya doll, for example.

However, for those of you who regularly follow this blog, it’s probably no surprise that today’s patterns will fit the following dolls:

Remember that you can show your appreciation for my free sewing patterns and tutorials by sharing them on PinterestTwitter, and other social media platforms. As it says at the end of the video, it actually helps me out a lot if you share them!

Here are some images of all three patterns, plus a picture of my lovely Crissy doll modeling this outfit, for easy-pinning on Pinterest:

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The pattern displayed on this page is designed to fit the 14-inch Hearts4Hearts Girl doll, the 15-inch Wellie Wisher doll, and the 16-inch Crissy/Velvet doll from Ideal (Crissy's cousin). This skirt pattern uses an elastic waist and can be sewn using cotton, polyester, denim, or other fabrics. It's a versatile pattern for dolls, fitting dolls of many shapes and sizes. The pattern is one of two free patterns which must be cut out and taped together before you use the pattern for making a doll's "schoolgirl" style skirt for back to school. These and many other patterns are free at, as they use the "creative commons attribution" symbol.
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The image shows a printable rectangular skirt pattern for dolls that measure 14 inches, 15 inches, or 16 inches tall. This skirt pattern is called the "short schoolgirl pattern" for dolls, and it's one of two patterns that have been designed to fit any number of different dolls that range in size between the American Girl company's Wellie Wisher doll size and the Hearts for Hearts girl dolls. There's a photograph of three different dolls wearing this skirt after it has been sewn using this sewing pattern for the "schoolgirls' short skirt": the Velvet doll from the Crissy doll line, the Consuelo doll from the Hearts4Hearts Girls, and Kendall from American Girl's Wellie Wisher line of dolls. This simple-to-sew elastic waist skirt pattern comes in two pieces which you must print, cut out, and tape together. This free pattern (pattern 1 from the two patterns required) also includes a pattern for making doll sandals to fit dolls in this 14" to 16" height range. The sandal measures 2 inches or 5 cm from heel to toe. It's one and one-quarter inches across at the widest point of the foot (3.2 cm). The sandal craft project uses black foam, another color of foam to form the sole, and either a ribbon or bias tape to form the strap. You could also use colored elastic to form the strap. This pattern is marked with "Creative Commons Attribution" which means you should acknowledge where the pattern came from if you wish to use it. The pattern also offers a watermark of the website, where you can also find tutorial videos showing you how to make the skirt and the sandals.
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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 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
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For those of you who aren’t familiar with this doll, there’s a wonky knob in her back that 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 below, you will see that the shirt does manage to cover this wonky knob, but not perfectly:

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
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So please keep in mind that this pattern isn’t an absolutely perfect fit for Crissy dolls. A person could make some alterations, of course. If you do alter the pattern for a better fit, feel free to submit images via my Submit a Question form. I’m very curious to see how you did your alterations!

2 thoughts on “Free PDF Pattern for #Summer Shirt to Fit 18″ Crissy #Dolls: #SewingBlogger Thursday!

  1. Thanks so much for the patterns! I think the top and skirt will work for my 20″ Lorifina doll. She’s very slim.

    1. If they do fit Lorifina, please leave yet another comment letting us know. That way other sewists who own the Lorifina doll will also be aware that these patterns will work.

      Thank you for commenting Danell!

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