Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Yesterday’s blog post talked about how tricky it is to make a pleated skirt, so guess what… Today we’re making a pleated skirt! The pleats will be in a ruffle-form, though, which is slightly simpler than a fully pleated skirt.
But please bear in mind that today’s skirt project is not for the beginners out there.
The felt shirt is as easy as a shirt gets, though.
The Mary Jane-style shoes were designed to fit Ever After High dolls, so you’ll see those dolls modeling the shoes in the video. But don’t be alarmed; you’ve got the right patterns and tutorials!
To sew today’s outfit for your 17 inch Barbie or similar-sized dolls (see the list below), you’ll need some craft felt for the shirt, cotton fabric for the skirt and the toe of the shoes, and ribbon for the shoes. You’ll also need some jewelry elastic and black foam for the shoes.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 15 1/2-inch dolls like many of the Tonner fashion dolls
- 15 1/2-inch dolls like the Gene Marshall dolls
- 15 1/2-inch dolls like the Clea Bella dolls
- 16-inch dolls like the Alexandra Fairchild Ford dolls
- 17-inch dolls like the Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie
- 11-inch original Lammily dolls (skirt will look longer on this doll)
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the sleeveless shirt and pleated skirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the felt shirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pleated skirt
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making Mary Jane shoes
- Tutorial video showing how to make the Mary Janes
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
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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.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Tonner brand of dolls or the company that produced them. Tonner dolls were created and produced by Robert Tonner for Tonner Doll Company, Inc., which holds the trademark rights to them (™). At the time of this blog post, the Tonner Doll Company no longer produces dolls, but you can learn more about them at this link or purchase collectible Tonner dolls on eBay or through other online auction sales.
Gene Marshall was created by the illustrator Mel Odom. Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Gene Marshall dolls or the various companies that have produced them (including Ashton-Drake Galleries, Integrity Toys, and JAMIEshow Dolls USA. As far as I can tell, Mel Odom still holds the trademark rights to them (™). At the time of this blog post, these dolls are only available at doll shows. Learn more about them at http://www.jamieshow.us/
Clea Bella dolls were created by Christina Bougas, of the Bella Productions Doll Company, and she often signed her dolls “Bogie” on the back of the doll’s head or neck. These “Bogie” dolls were often designed as theater characters or ballerinas. Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with Clea Bella or other dolls designed by Christina Bougas, nor are they affiliated in any way with the Bella Productions Doll Company. At the time of this blog post, I was only able to find Clea Bella dolls on eBay, and Wikipedia’s information dates back to 2017. So although Christina Bougas probably still holds the trademark rights to her dolls (™), I’m not sure how to contact the Bella Productions Doll Company. If you know more than I do about this doll company, please leave a helpful comment.
Alexandra Fairchild Dolls were created by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, which holds the trademark rights to these dolls (™). Chelly Wood andChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Alexander Fairchild Dolls or the Madame Alexander brand of dolls, but Chelly enjoys designing clothes that will fit their dolls. To learn more about the highly prized and collectible dolls made by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, please visit their website at this link.
Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom 17-inch 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.
Lammily dolls were created by Nickolay Lamm, the CEO of Lammily LLC, which holds the trademark rights to these dolls (™). Chelly Wood andChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Lammily LLC company or the Lammily brand of dolls, but in 2014 Chelly contracted with them to design the “Winter Wonderland” and “Cozy Wear” sewing patterns for their dolls. Because of her contract agreement with Lammily LLC, Chelly does not specifically design doll clothes patterns to fit the Lammily brand of dolls to post on the ChellyWood.com free pattern website. Instead, if some of her patterns which were designed to fit similar-sized dolls happen to also fit the Lammily dolls, she adds a link to that pattern to her Lammily gallery of free doll clothes patterns. This agreement is designed to encourage people to purchase patterns from the Lammily doll company so their remarkable doll business will thrive. To learn more about Lammily dolls and the positive impact they have on children’s body images, please click here. To purchase one of the many sewing patterns offered by Lammily LLC, please click here. To shop for a Lammily doll, please click here.