Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Would you like to make the pajamas shown in the image at the top of this page? It’s actually a lot like the outfit I posted for the 17 inch Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie dolls just yesterday, only you would be making the pajama pants instead of the shorts.
Now the 16-inch fashion doll shown wearing today’s PJ’s at the top of this page is a Tonner doll. These dolls were once available in greater numbers, but nowadays, they’re pretty hard to get your hands on. You can still find them on eBay though.
And from what I hear, Robert Tonner, the designer, offers them at doll shows from time to time. You can learn more about his dolls here, including the very popular Ellowyne Wilde dolls.
Today’s pajamas will fit many 16-inch fashion dolls, but not all Tonner dolls. It would be wise to take your Tonner doll’s measurements and compare them to this blog post (where I measured my Endless Hair Kingdom Barbie who has very similar proportions) before you create today’s pajama outfit for your doll.
The capri pants are made of cotton small print fabric. The craft felt I used for the sleeveless shirt is pretty easy to find in any craft store.
I used a whipstitch as a decorative embellishment around the neck, arm holes, and bottom of my pajama top, but that’s optional. The whipstitch tutorial is included in the bulleted list with the patterns, though, for your convenience. You may also need some white embroidery floss, if you choose to add that feature to your pajama top.
I recommend Dritz size 3/0 snaps for your back closure on the felt shirt, and 1/8 inch elastic for the waistband of the pajama pants. The front of the pajama top also has two small-ish buttons, which you can buy on Etsy. Take a look at them in this close-up image:
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 (for the shirt only, not the pajama pants)
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making elastic-waist pajama pants and sleeveless pajama top
- Tutorial video showing how to make the felt pajama top
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pajama pants (the Ideal Tammy doll is shown in that video, but the pattern and instructions are identical)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- 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.
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.