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A lot of families are busy getting ready for back-to-school this week, if school hasn’t already started yet. Why not inspire your kids by creating a back-to-school dress for your kids’ or grandkids’ dolls with today’s free printable PDF sewing pattern for this cute dress that fits Mattel’s Chelsea dolls?
This dress pattern has been available for Kelly dolls on my website, in the past. You may remember seeing it on this doll:
The sleeves look longer on Kelly than they do on Chelsea, but you could actually make a matching set of dresses for the two sisters. Imagine the dress in your school’s colors!
To make this dress, you’ll need some cotton small print fabric for the skirt and sleeves, some craft felt for the bodice, and some 1/4 inch double fold bias tape for the cuffs and the skirt’s trim. I also recommend using three or four Dritz size 1/0 snaps for the back closure.
Which dolls will these patterns fit?
- Mattel’s Chelsea dolls (5.5 inches or 13.5 cm)
- 6-inch Enchantimals dolls (15 cm)
- some dollhouse-sized dolls (1:12 scale)
- Mattel’s Kelly dolls (4 inches or 10 cm)
- Mattel’s vintage Heart Family baby doll (4 inches tall)
Free patterns and tutorial videos for making these doll clothes:
- Tutorial video showing how to make the dress with sleeves
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for this and two other dresses
- Video showing how to gather fabric
- Video showing how to add bias tape to a garment
- Video showing how to use the whipstitch
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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.
Chelsea, Kelly, Heart Family baby dolls, and Enchantimals 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.
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How about 5 inch. lots of love doll clothes.
For your Lots of Love baby doll, you might try slightly increasing the size of the patterns I’ve designed to fit the little 4 inch Heart Family baby dolls. Here’s the link: https://chellywood.com/?p=170271
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Becky! 🙂
Is there a way to print this without having to print the photos of the dolls? My printer ink is so expensive I just really can’t be printing that. Thanks!
At this time, I do not have a way to do that. However, if you have access to a public library, you can print your PDF for about twenty-five cents per page in the United States, at most public libraries. Although this would be more expensive in the long run (if you were printing a lot of pages), it’s cheaper than using your printer ink for the short term.
High light the wording and copy and paste to a word page. Save and then print.