For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
You may have notice in yesterday’s Strawberry Shortcake dress tutorial that my Rainbow High “Sheryl” doll made an appearance too. In fact, I’ve discovered that she and Strawberry Shortcake can swap clothes, as long as they fit in the upper body region.
Pants are a different story, but I do have a denim ankle pants pattern underway for Rainbow High dolls. So watch for that down the road.
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 (note that it says Strawberry Shortcake on the video, but the same instructions apply when sewing this dress for your Rainbow High dolls too)
- 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.
2 thoughts on “Let’s make another dress for Rainbow High dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothes #SewingPatterns”
Hi Chelly, seeing this new pattern made me think about something. Will you be covering the benefits of having the sleeve and bodice in one, rather than two separate pattern pieces in our patternmaking course? Thanks
Judy, this is something I probably should have covered in this course, but as it stands, the course turned out to be quite a large body of videos. So maybe I’ll add it to the next course I offer instead.
Thank you for the idea! I’m going to write that down, so I don’t forget to talk about it in my next course.