Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos.
Today’s circle skirt project was originally designed to fit vintage Skipper dolls, but when I received a Lottie doll for Christmas at the end of 2021, I tried this skirt on her and was excited to discover that it fit her perfectly!
The cotton shirt she’s wearing is a reversible one I designed for Stacie dolls though. And you’ll notice that the skirt fits Lottie a little longer than it does vintage Skipper. Click here to see it worn by Skipper for a comparison.
Anyway, because these patterns were originally designed for other dolls, the video tutorial links below will direct you to a tutorial that shows other dolls wearing the skirt and top. The sewing instructions are still the same, though, and the patterns will work just fine, even though Lottie isn’t pictured on them.
Today’s free patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 8 inch Bratz dolls
- 8 inch Breyer Rider dolls
- Kuu Kuu Harajuku dolls (9 and a half inch)
- Disney 9 and a half inch fairy dolls like Tinkerbell
- Mattel’s 9 inch Stacie dolls
- Mattel’s vintage Skipper dolls
- Hasbro World of Love vintage dolls
- vintage Sunshine Family adult female dolls
- Mego 8-inch female action figures
- 7 inch Lottie dolls
Here are the free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns for making today’s retro doll clothes:
- Here’s your free printable PDF sewing pattern for a circle skirt with poodle pattern
- Here’s a link to the tutorial for making the circle skirt (poodle variation starts at time stamp 4:44)
- Here’s your free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the shirt (use View A, B, C)
- Here’s a link to the tutorial for making a similar shirt (see notes at the top of this page)
- In case you want to make a poodle skirt, here’s a link to an iron-on poodle patch on Etsy (let me know if the link doesn’t work)
- Tutorial video showing how to do a whipstitch
- Tutorial video showing how to do a backstitch
- Tutorial video showing how to sew snaps on fabric
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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.
Stacie, vintage Sunshine Family, vintage Skipper, and Kuu Kuu Harajuku 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.
Bratz dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the MGA Entertainment website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Breyer dolls and horses are products offered by Breyer, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Breyer website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Disney fairy dolls are products offered by the Disney Corporation, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Official Shop Disney website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
World of Love is a product that was once owned and distributed by Hasbro, which holds the registered trademark for these retired toys (™). Please visit the Hasbro Toy website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Lottie dolls are manufactured and designed by Arklu (Ireland) Ltd., in Donegal, Ireland, and Arklu holds the registered trademark (™) for them in the US. Lottie dolls are distributed in the USA by Schylling, Inc. These dolls are distributed in the UK, Ireland, France, and Italy by Bigjigs Toys Ltd. Visit Lottie.com to learn more about these wonderful toys that were inspired by kids.