DIY Shorts with High Waist and Fly Front #SummerTime #DollClothes

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Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make a pair of 11 inch fashion doll shorts with a front fly. To make today’s project, I recommend that you use the following items:

When buying fabric for a tiny project like this, you may just use scraps, but if you’re buying fabric new, you won’t need much at all. Online you can order a third of a yard and that’s more than enough. (In fact, you’ll have plenty of fabric left over to make another outfit.)

Now with regard to cutting out the fabric, your pattern below includes two different shorts fronts and a shorts back. You’ll need all 3 pattern pieces. Cut out 2 fly fronts, 2 non-fly fronts, and 4 backs altogether. That’s because these shorts will be lined.

I cut 1 fly front out of printed fabric and one out of solid-colored cotton broadcloth; I cut 1 non-fly front out of printed fabric and one out of solid-colored cotton broadcloth; I cut two shorts backs out of printed cotton fabric and two shorts backs out of solid-colored cotton broadcloth.

When cutting them out, make sure your printed fabric fronts are opposite sides of the shorts. Do the same for the printed fabric backs. For example, you don’t want to have two left-butt-cheek fabrics! LOL! You must have both a left and right side for the back of the shorts.

Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:

Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:

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This is a JPG image of a free PDF Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern that can be downloaded and printed at The pattern includes the front pieces for a pair of high-waisted shorts with a fly, a pair of capri pants with a high waist and a fly, the front piece for a bathrobe, and a slipper pattern. In order to get all of the pattern pieces, you will need to download the PDF sewing pattern, which is free at
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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.

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.

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.

2 thoughts on “DIY Shorts with High Waist and Fly Front #SummerTime #DollClothes

  1. Does the 12 inch elsa doll about the same size as barbie or do you have measurements for elsa doll. Thanks

    1. Actually, Disney Princess dolls are closer to Skipper in terms of measurements. I believe they are only 10 inches tall, though, so if your Elsa measures at 12 inches, she might be a new doll that I’m unfamiliar with. Sorry!

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