For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today I’m giving you a free printable PDF sewing pattern for summer time doll clothes that will fit your vintage Francie dolls.
The shorts are a pattern I posted quite some time ago, as part of the retro bikini outfit that I designed for Barbie. The tee shirt pattern is newer, but it, too, has been offered under the Barbie category in the past.
On the Barbie blog post, I included a pattern and tutorial for making a clutch purse as well, so you might want to check those out if you’re interested. Click here to see the full post for the Barbie version of this outfit.
Please note that the clutch purse pattern has other doll clothes patterns on the same pattern page, but these patterns will not fit your Francie doll.
For your tee, you’ll want to use some white jersey fabric. For the shorts, I recommend a small print cotton fabric. You will also need Dritz size 2/0 snaps for the closure at the back of the tee shirt, and you’ll need some 1/8 inch elastic for the casing at the top of your doll’s 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:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the Francie doll clutch (the clothes won’t fit Francie, but this pattern has the clutch on it)
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the Francie-sized tee shirt (it uses a different pair of shorts — so you just want the shirt pattern here) — use View B
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making a pair of Francie sized shorts
- Video showing how to make the clutch
- Video showing how to make the T-shirt
- Video showing how to make the shorts
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
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.
Disney Princess 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.