For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today’s sundress will fit both the 9-inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls and 10-inch Rainbow High dolls, as you’ll see in the video at the top of this page. Today’s little dress pattern can also serve as a pinafore over the top of the green polka dot dress that I posted on January 14th (for Rainbow High) and on January 13th (for Strawberry Shortcake).
I have more in store for Rainbow High dolls, so check back at a later time to see what else I’ve posted!
To make today’s dress or pinafore, you’ll need some 3/4 inch Velcro, cotton small-print fabric, and a bit of lace. I’ll do another post, later on, about the pajama nightgown that’s mentioned at the end of the video.
Before I’m done, let me state that this particular dress makes an appearance in my new class, which is being offered on the Creative Spark online learning platform.
The class is called “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” and in the course, you will learn how to shorten and lengthen pants and skirts, how to design your own waistband, and how to re-size patterns from small to large and vice versa.
I hope you navigate over to the Creative Spark website to check it out!
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls*:
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the dress 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
- Here’s a helpful video all about working with lace (for the petticoat)
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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).
Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit 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 here.