Free doll clothes patterns for vintage Crissy dolls: make a skirt with rickrack and ribbon #sewing for #dolls

Here’s the skirt tutorial I promised in yesterday’s post. People wanted details about how I made that lace-ribbon-rickrack trim at the bottom of the skirt, so this tutorial offers details.

For those of you who are regular blog followers, you’ll remember a Halloween dress that I designed to fit 10″ and some 11″ dolls a while back, and it used a similar ribbon-and-rick-rack trim. And of course, just yesterday I posted my rick rack trim tutorial, which offers some great ideas about how to use rick rack in various ways.

For easy access, I’m going to re-post all the patterns you’ll need to make the outfit my Crissy doll is wearing below:

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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Wondering if this outfit will fit your doll? I have photos of a bunch of similar-sized dolls wearing this outfit at the bottom of the post. Scroll down!

The patterns you will download with those PDF links look like this (see below). Please 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!


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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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As it says in the video, the pattern for the sandals will not fit Crissy. That pattern was designed for smaller dolls with wider feet, like the dolls listed below.

Today’s doll clothes patterns (including the summer top and skirt) will also fit the following dolls:

Here are a few more images that I hope you will enjoy and share:

In this image, we see a blond-haired BFC Ink doll with a highly articulated body, seated at a sewing machine. She wears a blousy tank top ans matching skirt made of 1970's printed floral fabric. Her legs are crossed in front of her, and one hand rests on the sewing table beside her little miniature sewing machine. She wears high-top glittery pink sneakers and knee-high pink socks. Her expression is mildly surprised like this was a candid photo. Behind her sewing table is a dress form that looks as though it might fit 18 inch dolls. The website given in the watermark (which is where you can find free patterns and tutorials for making her skirt and top) is
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Consuelo, the Hearts for Hearts doll, seems to be striding through a magical garden in this image, sporting a handmade blousy tank top shirt and matching skirt. The fabric of this outfit is splattered with colorful flowers in a 1970's flower power theme. The bottom of her skirt is adorned with rick rack, ribbon, and lace. She looks delicate and feminine like a little fairy in the morning sunlight with tiny green plants at her feet. offers free printable sewing patterns for making these doll clothes which fit Hearts4Hearts girls as well as other similar-sized dolls.
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This image shows a Wellie Wisher doll modeling a handmade outfit designed by Chelly Wood (a doll clothing designer). The top is a sort of sleeveless blouse and the skirt is edged in rick rack and lace trim. You can download the free printable sewing patterns for making this outfit and watch the sewing tutorials at
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