Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
The pattern that goes with this skirt tutorial is actually my “schoolgirl skirt” pattern from a few years ago. However I recently noticed that my “schoolgirl skirt” tutorial video doesn’t have a narrative description; it only has the written instructions that go across the screen.
You might wonder why I added voiceover to my tutorials a few years back. I changed my video processing to include the audio piece because someone who was visually impaired left a comment on one of my videos saying, “I need to be able to hear your instructions.”
So that inspired me to add an extra step in my video creation process, which I still use today.
And that’s why today’s updated version of the basic “schoolgirl skirt” tutorial includes the audio voiceover.
Now let’s talk about that really cute fabric that’s pictured in this week’s tutorial! It has little symbols representative of London on a pink cotton background. The tiny images include London Bridge, a double-decker bus, British soldiers in regalia, a street map, and Westminster Abbey, in addition to other tiny pictures. So cute!
If you really like the adorable “London print” fabric that I used in this tutorial, you may be able to find it at Hobby Lobby. That’s where I bought it anyway, but that was a while ago.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 13-inch dolls like the Disney Princess Toddler dolls
- 14-inch dolls like Hearts for Hearts Girls
- 14 and a half-inch dolls like Wellie Wishers from American Girl doll company
- 16-inch dolls like the Velvet doll from the Crissy family of dolls
- 18-inch dolls like the BFC Ink dolls (the skirt is quite short on them though)
- 18-inch dolls like vintage Crissy (it also fits her as a mini skirt)
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the “schoolgirl skirt”
- Tutorial video showing how to do a whipstitch
- Tutorial video showing how to do a backstitch
- Tutorial video showing how to create a casing
These patterns and tutorials were part of a doll wardrobe that I designed and posted in the spring and summer of 2019. Here are some of the other items in the wardrobe:
You might want to look around my website for some of the other doll clothes items in this wardrobe, but be aware that they could be posted under another doll of a similar size.
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I am not affiliated with any of the doll or miniatures companies mentioned at the top of this post, but to honor their trademark rights, I am including links to their websites in this blog post. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned here.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Disney Princess Toddler dolls or the company that produces them. The Disney Princess dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Hearts for Hearts Girls or the company that produces them. The Hearts for Hearts Girls, Dolls and Games are owned by the Playmates Company International, which holds the registered trademark for these toys. It should be noted, that for each H4H doll purchased, the Hearts for Hearts company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. To learn more about the Hearts for Hearts company’s charitable donations, click here.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Wellie Wishers dolls from American Girl doll company. The Wellie Wishers and the 18 inch American Girl dolls mentioned in this blog post are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
The Crissy family of dolls which includes dolls like vintage Crissy, Velvet, and other dolls, were produced by the Ideal Toy Corporation, which held the registered trademark for them. That company is no longer producing the dolls, and at the time of this blog post, no known company has purchased the trademark to re-produce these dolls. But if you wish to purchase one, you can sometimes find them on eBay.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the BFC Ink dolls or MGA Entertainment, the company that produced them and holds the trademark rights to them. The BFC Ink dolls (aka Best Friends Club dolls) were in production, starting in 2009, but at the time of this blog post, they are no longer available in stores. You may be able to find a used one on eBay, though, if you’re thinking about collecting them. These dolls can swap clothes with Crissy dolls, but their bodies are much more articulated. They have very lovely faces.