Crissy doll’s shift dress with collar tutorial and free pattern @ #DollCollector #SewingProject

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

For today’s sailor shirt or shift dress with rounded collar, you’ll need to use some craft felt, Offray ribbon, and snaps.

Any time you’re sewing a collar, it’s important to have at least a basic understanding of sewing concepts. In other words, today’s project is not for the beginner.

But if you’ve gotten your feet wet with sewing, and you’re up for a little bit of a challenge, this style of collar might be the easiest collar there is — especially since it’s made of easy-to-sew felt!

There’s a little red collar that appears in the video. That’s another project that I have in the works. We’ll see how it goes, and if the project turns out okay, I will post that adaptation to today’s pattern, on this website later on.

Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:

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In the tutorial video for making today’s sailor top or shift dress, you’ll see that I sometimes sew seams by hand. I use a backstitch for that (like when I attach the collar to the bodice). So I included a link to my backstitch tutorial in that list.

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The image shows the free printable sewing pattern for a short shift dress or long sailor's tunic to be worn by 18-inch (45 to 46 cm) dolls with slender pre-teen bodies, like Ideal's Crissy dolls from the 1970's. The pattern includes a long bodice, a sailor-style collar, and a ribbon measurement.
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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 Baby Alive dolls are produced and marketed by Hasbro, who owns the trademark rights to them (™). Please visit Hasbro’s Baby Alive page to learn more about the dolls, or visit the Hasbro company website to learn more about the company itself.

The Disney Princess Toddler 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.

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 of these dolls, 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, 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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