It’s December! Let’s get that holiday sewing done!
To make the dress pictured above, you’ll need some small print holiday cotton fabric, 1/8 inch elastic, and size 3/0 Dritz snaps.
Below are the links to the patterns and tutorial videos that will help you create today’s candy cane dress, which is pictured at the top of this post.
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for 8 inch baby doll dress, slippers, and diaper
- Tutorial for making the dress
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to pull elastic through a casing
I also have a free pattern for a diaper to fit 8″ dolls. You can check out that post here:
These patterns were designed to fit the 8-inch Lil’ Cutesies dolls that are produced by JC Toys. Follow that link to purchase one of these dolls, for your future Christmas gift-giving! (I am not specifically affiliated with the JC Toys company, but I have been very impressed with the quality of the Lil’ Cutesies dolls.)
Since all of my patterns and tutorials use the Creative Commons Attribution mark, please show your appreciation for these free patterns and tutorial videos by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them.
If this post looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s a re-post of a series of patterns I did just before Christmas time in 2018.
Are you wondering why I’m reposting older blog posts on holiday themes? I’m making time to create some wonderful paid courses that will teach you about doll clothing design! Click here to learn more.
The JC Toys company has given me permission to use the Lil’ Cutesies dolls in my paid courses with Creative Spark, so I’m very pleased about that! Especially since these dolls are truly adorable, with detailed features like little “real baby” wrinkles on their fingers and toes.
I highly recommend these dolls as holiday gifts for children. And I don’t recommend dolls lightly. I own two of the Lil’ Cutesies dolls because I enjoy photographing them so much!
2 thoughts on “Free dress pattern for 8 inch baby dolls @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #HolidaySewing”
I just purchased AG Caring Baby for my 8yr old granddaughter, so hope this will work for making her some dresses/diapers. Do you think it will fit that little doll?
I recommend using the other 8″ doll dress pattern instead. Here’s a link for your convenience.
The reason I recommend the other one is because it’s sleeveless, and it uses felt. A lot of people are surprised when I tell them that felt is a very flexible material — which means it will stretch more, if you need it to, in the back closure area.
My best guess is that the diapers will most likely fit because they have a Velcro closure, which makes them somewhat adjustable.
After you make them, let me know how it went. Did they fit?