Strawberry Shortcake sundress or pinafore w/free patterns @ #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

In the photo, a large (10 inch or so) Strawberry Shortcake doll models a tiny white pinafore-style doll dress. The white cotton fabric is dotted with little red strawberries interlaced with vines and deep green leaves. The doll stands on a white floor, and her red shoes sharply contrast this background. Her green and white striped leggings appear to be painted on her plastic legs. The pinafore is sleeveless, and under the skirt (not visible to the eye) is a lace petticoat that makes the skirt seem extra full. Her red -- almost pink -- hair is soft and has a slight wave, with a side part. The wall behind Strawberry Shortcake is deep ocean blue with a slightly mottled appearance (having dark blue streaks running through it). This doll is positively lovely! The logo in the corner reminds us that the free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this dress and other doll clothes for your over-sized Strawberry Shortcake dolls can be found at, a website with free printable PDF sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.
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For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.

You might say this week is Strawberry Shortcake Week, here on because I have a lot of great things planned for the week, and for the most part, they all relate to Strawberry Shortcake dolls.

Today’s sundress will fit both the 10-and-three-quarters-inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls and 10-inch Rainbow High dolls, as you’ll see in the video that I’ve linked to, in the second set of bullets (below). 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 13th.

I have a pajama nightgown project coming up for Strawberry Shortcake very soon, as well as a new gallery planned for her at the end of this week. Thursday’s video tutorial will feature a brand new pattern for Strawberry Shortcake 5 inch dolls, as well.

To make today’s dress or pinafore, you’ll need some 3/4 inch Velcro, cotton small-print fabric, and a bit of lace.

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’ll even take you down the road of fashion design by turning today’s dress bodice into a separate shirt that actually fits your doll!

I hope you navigate over to the Creative Spark website to check out my paid course!

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:

Feel free to pinlike, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. Here’s a JPG image of today’s free pattern, which you’re welcome to share on social media:

This is a JPG version of a free printable PDF sewing pattern for making a short sleeved dress and/or pinafore to fit a 10 or 11 inch Strawberry Shortcake doll or a 10 inch Rainbow High doll. The pattern is marked with Creative Commons Attribution symbols.
Please visit for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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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.

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.

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.

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