For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
I bought my 2014 articulated Strawberry Shortcake doll at a Goodwill store a couple of years ago, and she was in tragic shape. Just have a look:
Yep. Those are little hook-ball toys that are stuck in her hair. I meticulously untangled one hair at a time until I got those awful toys unstuck, and then I washed the doll’s hair and began trying doll clothes on her.
But I found almost nothing fit this precious little Strawberry Shortcake. She’s sort of a unique little underdog-turned-heroine, like Amelia Earhart, Billie Holliday, and Francis Perkins!
So today, for the first time, I’m releasing a doll dress that fits Strawberry Shortcake — the 10 and 3/4 inch articulated doll released in 2014 by (I believe) Hasbro.
Incidentally, I made a precious little rag doll, named Rachel, who will be appearing in my Creative Spark class called “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” and my Rachel doll can also fit in these doll clothes patterns. In fact, Rachel will appear wearing Strawberry Shortcake‘s little green dress in several of my Creative Spark class lessons.
Still no word from the folks at Creative Spark as far as release dates go though. I’ll let you know, everyone, just as soon as you can sign up for my class! Right now, I’m just waiting to hear from the editors and staff at Creative Spark.
Meanwhile, please enjoy another unique free PDF sewing pattern from me.
To make today’s dress, you’ll need some 3/4 inch Velcro, cotton small-print fabric, and a bit of lace.
Today’s patterns will fit these 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 making the dress
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the dress (at the top of this page)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Links:
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, but the links below do not necessarily help support this website (whereas the links in the bulleted list at the top DO support this website, as the top links are affiliate marketing links).
Skipper, Petite Barbie dolls, Creatable World, and vintage Sunshine Family 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.
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.
Disney Princess, Moana, and Disney fairy 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.
Project MC Squared dolls and Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website or the Rainbow High website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
According to Wikipedia (as of 9 January 2022), Strawberry Shortcake “is a cartoon character used in greeting cards published by American Greetings. The line was later expanded to include dolls… The franchise is currently owned by the Canadian children’s television company WildBrain and American brand management company, Iconix Brand Group through the holding company Shortcake IP Holdings LLC.” I was unable to find a website for Shortcake IP Holdings LLC, but I believe they own the US trademark for the dolls, even though I believe my own doll was originally made and marketed by Hasbro. To learn more about these companies and their toys and products, please click on the links I’ve provided within the quote.