For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Yes, this is a revision of an older blog post, but in addition to converting the patterns from JPG images to PDF downloadable patterns, I wanted to update the video tutorial for the capri pants too. This has been on my to-do list for a while.
You may notice that the turtleneck can fit a male or female doll. It sounds crazy, but it’s true! I recommend using a stretchy fabric like jersey fabric or stretchy sweater fabric for this project, so the shirt will fit both 11 inch and 12 inch dolls. The capris will only fit 11 inch or 11 and a half inch female dolls though.
Cotton or cotton blend fabric is fine for the capris, but jersey fabric also looks nice with this pattern. The links I’m offering in this paragraph go to fabric remnant sales on Etsy. If you want to buy smaller swatches of fabric for doll clothes, I recommend buying remnants because it can really save you money.
Just be careful that you’re not getting a “mixed bag” of remnants. Contact the seller before purchasing or read the fine print to make sure you know what you’re getting. As I have said in my video on buying doll clothes fabrics, big fat prints don’t look good on small dolls…
In the process of making this outfit, you may need a few things, and if you make a purchase using my affiliate marketing links, it actually helps me pay for the web hosting service I use and my tutorial softward licenses. So please consider these options for your snaps and elastic:
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.
I also recommend the 1/8 inch white knit elastic sold by PensPins on Etsy, which works great for dolls this size. I usually buy about a yard at a time, and that can make dozens of doll skirts and pants.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls
- vintage Francie dolls
- Liv dolls
- Disney Princess 11 inch dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for 1960’s style capri pants to fit an 11 inch fashion doll
- Tutorial video showing how to make the capri style pants
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a fashion doll’s turtleneck
- Tutorial video showing how to make the turtleneck shirt / sweater
- Tutorial video showing how to do a whipstitch
- Tutorial video showing how to send elastic through a casing (for use with the pants only)
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie dolls 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.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
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.