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This outfit and its variations has been available on ChellyWood.com for quite some time, but today I’m converting the JPG patterns to PDFs for easier download.
I first posted these photos on or around St. Patrick’s Day, but imagine the skirt pattern in a back-to-school print, a Halloween Print, or even a harvest-theme or Christmas print. There’s a lot you can do with a simple skirt pattern!
As you can see in the image below, it will fit Curvy Barbies as well as regular ones, although the mini skirt pattern is a little snug on her:
I’ve made this outfit for Skipper too (see below), and the skirt pattern I’m giving you today can create all of these skirt projects:
And I’ve also used a longer visible tulle petticoat with the same miniskirt pattern for a slightly different effect, as shown below:
In a doll clothes sewing Facebook group, someone suggested that this bodice pattern has a weird neckline, but remember, this shirt is made of felt. So it’s super easy to simply cut away the neckline to the type of neckline you envision. Trim it down to a V-neck or a square neck, or whatever type of neckline you prefer.
Today’s super simple project will require small print cotton fabric for the skirt, some 1/8 inch elastic, Dritz size 1/0 snaps and craft felt for the shirt, and tulle for the skirt’s petticoat.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls
- vintage Barbie dolls
- vintage Francie dolls
- Liv 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 skirts and a shirt to fit an 11 inch fashion doll
- Tutorial video for making the skirt
- Tutorial video for making the felt sleeveless shirt
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
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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.
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, Skipper, 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.