Sleeveless shirt for 18″ dolls @ #dollclothes for #SouthernHemisphere #SummerFashions

In this image, we see an 18 inch doll modeling a sleeveless shirt with an elastic-waist skirt. The fabric is made of a confetti-patterned cotton. The patterns are free and printable for sewing these doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls, using the "Creative Commons Attribution" mark, and you can download the free PDF patterns for these doll clothes at (but by downloading these free PDFs you agree to share images of these patterns with your friends, family, and followers, so they too will know where to find free printable sewing PDF patterns for 18" doll clothes online).
Visit for hundreds of free printable doll clothes sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

How pretty does my little 18″ Madame Alexander doll look in that cute sleeveless top and matching elastic-waist schoolgirl skirt?!

The image shows an 18 inch doll modeling a pair of pajama shorts and a pajama top. The doll holds a quilted pillow, like she's about to participate in a pillow fight. She wears slippers shaped like bunny rabbits. Behind her on the wall is a quilt with fabrics sewn in the shape of appliqued hearts. The overlay offers the URL of the website where you can download and print the PDF sewing patterns for making these flannel shorts and the super-easy-to-sew felt top:
Click here for all the patterns and tutorial videos you’ll need to make this set of pajamas for 18″ (45-46 cm) dolls:

I’ve had the sleeveless shirt pattern available here on for quite some time now, but this week I’m going to give you a new method for sewing the sleeveless top together.

In the past, we’ve used simple felt, which doesn’t need any hemming, to make the top that went with my pajama shorts project.

But this week I’m posting a new tutorial video on my YouTube channel, showing you how to make the same shirt with cotton fabric or a cotton/polyester blend fabric. This will be a lined shirt, and the PDF downloadable sewing pattern (which I plan to post tomorrow) will include both the sleeveless shirt pattern and the skirt pattern.

The confetti fabric that you see pictured in the image at the top can be found at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, if you live here in the US. There’s also an online store for JoAnn’s.

Today’s blog post is just a preview of the project I’ll be posting later this week, so please stick around to download the free PDF sewing pattern and to watch this new tutorial video for making a cute sleeveless summery shirt for 18″ dolls.

This project, by the way, is a special shoutout to all the folks in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, parts of South America and other southern-hemisphere countries who follow me on YouTube and right here at — it’s summer in the southern hemisphere! So I hope you really enjoy making these cute summery outfits for your 45 cm to 46 cm dolls!

This week’s sleeveless top project is part of an ensemble of 18-inch doll clothes which I wrote about a little while back. Here’s a photo of the lot, and as you can see, there are still more outfits in the wardrobe which I haven’t posted about yet:

The image shows a wardrobe of 10 doll clothing items designed to fit 18 inch dolls. There are several shirts, three skirts, a pair of shorts, a pair of pants, and a pair of pajamas. The watermark tells you where you can download the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this 18 inch doll wardrobe:
Visit for free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Be sure to leave a comment on this post if you live in the southern hemisphere…

  • What country do you live in?
  • What dolls do you sew for?
  • What’s the weather like where you live right now?

Happy sewing! And please come back later this week for the patterns and tutorials.


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