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Yesterday I posted my first pattern for the Mattel’s Heart Family Barbie baby dolls. Today I’m posting a long-sleeved dress that will also fit this little baby doll from the Heart family collection.
For this project, you’ll need some craft felt for the bodice (use Bodices E and F), a bit of 1/4 inch folded bias tape, some small print cotton fabric for the skirt, and some size 1/0 Dritz snaps.
You’ll be using the bias tape to trim the sleeves and the bottom of the skirt. I do have a tutorial that teaches you how to apply bias tape, if you feel like you could use a lesson or a review:
Please be advised that the doll shown on the actual PDF sewing pattern in this dress is a Chelsea doll, but as you can see in my second photograph (below), the same dress also fits the Heart Family baby dolls:
In fact, I posted the pattern for Chelsea just last week. Here’s an image of a Chelsea doll wearing the same dress:
Remember that post? Notice that the sleeves and skirt are shorter on Chelsea, but she still looks absolutely adorable in this dress!
So really, today’s free pattern is ideal for any kids who love to play with the little “child” dolls from the Mattel Barbie line. However, today’s dress pattern won’t fit the modern Barbie baby dolls, as they are much smaller than the Heart Family baby dolls.
Which dolls will fit these doll clothes?
- Mattel’s Chelsea dolls (5.5 inches or 13.5 cm)
- Mattel’s Kelly dolls (4 inches or 10 cm)
- Mattel’s vintage Heart Family baby doll (4 inches tall)
- vintage Strawberry Shortcake toddler dolls (4 inches or 10 cm tall)
- some small dollhouse-sized dolls (1:12 scale)
Free patterns and tutorial videos for making this outfit:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for tiny doll dresses (use SKIRT A with BODICES E and F)
- Tutorial showing how to make this dress
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to attach bias tape (shown above)
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Also note that I am not affiliated with any of the doll or miniatures companies mentioned in this post, but to honor their trademark rights, I am including links to their websites in the section below. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned here.
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll and action figure 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.
Enchantimals, Kelly, Heart Family baby dolls, and Chelsea 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.
Strawberry Shortcake dolls are products offered by Shortcake IP Holdings LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Strawberry Shortcake website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.