Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for 18 inch dolls #FreeSewingPattern #DollClothes

The image shows an American Girl Kaya doll modeling a pale blue, tan, and white argyle print cotton skirt with a knife pleated ruffle, and a simple sleeveless felt shirt. She wears patent leather Mary Jane shoes. The background behind her is a blue sky with a concrete slab she appears to be standing on. The watermark reminds us to go to Chelly Wood dot com for all the free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos we will need to enjoy sewing this outfit for 18 inch dolls like American Girl, Adora Amazing Girls, Madame Alexander dolls, Journey Girls, and more in this size range.

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

As I said in yesterday’s blog post, this argyle skirt pattern has been available on my website for some time now, but today is the first time I’ve offered it (with the felt shirt) for 18 inch dolls.

For today’s doll clothes sewing project, you’ll need some craft felt  for the shirt, as well as Dritz size 3/0 snaps. I do not recommend using Velcro as a closure for a felt shirt.

The skirt will require a small-print plaid cotton fabric, some straight pins, and 1/4 inch elastic for the waist.

Please note that the free patterns I’m giving you today are spliced from a different area of this website, so the skirt pattern comes with a pattern for the wrong size shirt; the shirt pattern comes with an incorrect skirt. But if you read my instructions, you should be able to download exactly what you need to print the right patterns for sewing this outfit.

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

And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:

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Image shows the top section of a knife-pleat skirt for 28 inch Barbie dolls. On the pattern it also shows Crissy dolls, American Girl dolls, and 18 inch Madame Alexander dolls wearing the same argyle skirt with knife pleats that was made using this pattern.
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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.

American Girl dolls are products offered by American Girl LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Adora Amazing Girls are products offered by Charisma Brands, LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Our Generation Journey Girls are products offered by Geoffrey, LLC (affiliated with Tru Kids Brands and Toys R Us), which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

“My Life As” dolls are products offered by Walmart, which (although I couldn’t find it specifically listed in US trademarks) probably holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

City Girls are products offered by The New York Doll Collection, Inc, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit their website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Madame Alexander 45 to 46 cm dolls were products that were once offered by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Be advised that at the time of this blog post, they no longer (to my knowledge) offer dolls in that size range; however you can visit their website to learn more about their company and the trademarked toys they are currently offering.

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