Sew Victorian (19th century pioneer) doll clothes for 14 to 15 inch (35 cm to 38 cm) dolls with free patterns @ #15inchDolls #SewingProjects

Here we see a Wellie Wishers (Kendall) doll modeling a pretty blue gingham dress with a simple scoop neck, long sleeves that are slightly puffy at the top of the sleeve, and a long gathered skirt. Would you like to make this lovely Victorian-era dress for your 14 to 15 inch doll? Click on the link in the caption to navigate over to the page that has all the patterns and tutorial videos for sewing this beautiful dress.

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.

My free printable sewing patterns for making the dress pictured at the top of this blog post will fit 14 to 15 inch dolls (that’s 35 cm to 38 cm tall). A list of dolls that fit this pattern is found in the first set of bullets on this page.

Need some blue gingham fabric for your sewing project? Click here to purchase navy blue 1/8 inch gingham check cotton-polyester blend fabric (like the fabric I use in my video) on Amazon.

Need some snaps for the back closure area? I recommend Dritz size 2/0 sew-on snaps. With this link, you can buy 10 Dritz size 2/0 sew-on snaps on Amazon.

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This is the bodice and sleeve pattern for making a pioneer-style or Victorian-era dress for Wellie Wishers and similar sized dolls (roughly 14 to 15 inches tall). The bodice and sleeve patterns are all marked with a "Creative Commons Attribution" symbol, and in the center of the pattern it also has a measurement tool. The measurement tool is used for comparing the printed pattern to a ruler or tape measure, to make sure you have printed your pattern accurately to scale. There's also a picture on the pattern. It shows an American Girl Wellie Wishers (Kendall) doll lifting up her skirt to show her dainty felt Victorian boots and her pretty lace-trimmed bloomers. Patterns and tutorials for making the whole outfit can be found at, along with hundreds of other free, printable doll clothes sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.
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Here we have Part 2 of a two-part skirt pattern for a pioneer-style or Victorian era dress for Wellie Wishers. The pattern is watermarked with the website from which this (and hundreds of other) free pattern(s) come from: The pattern is marked with a "Creative Commons Attribution" symbol, and it has a measurement tool on it, so you can compare it to a ruler or tape measure after printing. The instructions on this pattern say "Cut 1 of Gingham Fabric on Fold." It also has a bar on one side that says "Tape Pattern 1 to Pattern 2 along here."
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To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.

The Hearts for Hearts Girls, Dolls and Games are owned by the Playmates Company International, which holds the registered trademark for these toys. To learn more about the Hearts for Hearts dolls, please click here.

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 (see link in the first set of bullets).

MGA Entertainment is the company that produced the BFC Ink dolls (which is pictured in my video as my niece, Emily), and it still 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 (see link in the first set of bullets). These dolls can swap clothes with Crissy dolls, but their bodies are much more articulated. They have very lovely faces.

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