DIY video and free pattern for #sewing a #gingham dress for Strawberry Shortcake 7″ #dolls

This week’s #SewingBlogger Thursday includes a pattern that I’ve used before for other small dolls, but I made today’s tutorial in response to a request made by two different visitors to Jason and Sharon.

Now Sharon’s Strawberry Shortcake was a little smaller than mine, but as you’ll see in the video, my dress ended up a wee bit too short anyhow (see image below). So Sharon, I’m guessing this pattern will still fit your doll.

This photo shows a Lemon Meringue doll from the Playmates' Strawberry Shortcake collection climbing a tiny ladder. The doll wears a very short gingham dress (made of gingham fabric, lace fabric, and felt). She appears to be having fun playing on the ladder, but her skirt is precariously short. The overlay says "" and suggests that the website is where you can find free printable PDF sewing patterns to fit 7-inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls.
Visit for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

I can’t remember if Jason’s doll was the same as mine or different, but as Jason pointed out, “There aren’t any patterns for Strawberry Shortcake out there in the world…” Well guess what, Jason: now there are! Thanks for letting me know that this pattern needed to be invented!

The PDF pattern below will fit my 7-inch Strawberry Shortcake doll, if you attach an opaque petticoat to lengthen the skirt a bit, as the tutorial suggests:

You may have noticed that my Strawberry Shortcake doll doesn’t have red or pink hair. Her hair is actually yellow. I think she might be an Angel Cake doll created by the Playmates company, which I believe was making dolls in the first decade of the 2000’s.

If you can positively identify her for me, that would be great! Just leave a comment about what you know. Here she is again, and those pink shoes came with her (although she was otherwise naked when I bought her at a second hand store):

In this photograph, a Lemon Meringue doll (from the Playmates Strawberry Shortcake collection of friends) stands beside a tiny yellow ladder. Her liquid-like gold hair shimmers, cascading down her shoulders and ending in curls near her fingertips. She wears a handmade dress made of felt for the bodice, gingham for the skirt, and a lace petticoat. The watermark says that offers free patterns and tutorials.
Visit for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Older Strawberry Shortcake dolls were much smaller, so if you make a dress for them, you may not need the petticoat.

I do recommend for the 7-inch dolls, however, that you make your petticoat out of fabric that’s a little less transparent than mine. The final dress ended up just barely passing the panty-peek test! So maybe use eyelet or even solid white fabric for your petticoat.

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This is a free printable sewing pattern for dresses that fit various 4-inch to 7-inch dolls, such as Mattel's Kelsey dolls, Mattel's Chelsea dolls, Polly Pocket dolls, and Strawberry Shortcake dolls, among others.
Please visit for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

2 thoughts on “DIY video and free pattern for #sewing a #gingham dress for Strawberry Shortcake 7″ #dolls

  1. Thank you chelly.
    I have a original Strawberry shortcake doll , it is made of hard stuff. I found it many years ago. I also have a great big one, it is like a rag doll.

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