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 I’m sharing yet another outfit which you can sew to fit the Lottie dolls, which are produced by Arklu of Ireland, and which can be purchased on Amazon here in the US.
These little dolls are absolutely adorable! I began receiving requests for doll clothes patterns for them about a year ago, which tells you about how far behind I am on my request list…
This tiny houndstooth “schoolgirl” style skirt and felt sleeveless sweater were originally designed to fit the 8-inch Breyer rider dolls, but when I received a 7-inch Lottie doll for Christmas at the end of 2021, I tried this skirt and top on her and they were a match!
Anyway, because these patterns were originally designed for another doll, 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 the pattern page.
To make this skirt and top set, you’ll need some cotton print fabric, some craft felt, a very small length of 1/8 inch wide elastic, and Dritz size 2/0 snaps.
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)
- 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 the felt top and elastic-waist skirt (use View A, B, C for the shirt, but only cut one front–on the fold– and two backs–no fold)
- Here’s a link to the tutorial for making a similar shirt (see notes at the top of this page)
- Here’s the tutorial for making the skirt (you will want to use the View B, short skirt)
- 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.
Mego action figures are products offered by Mego, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mego company 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.