Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
This argyle skirt pattern has been available on my website for some time now, but today is the first time I’ve offered it (with the felt shirt) for 18 inch Crissy and 16 inch Velvet dolls.
It appeared on Velvet, though, on the gallery links page, as shown below:
So you can be sure today’s outfit will fit both Crissy and her cousin, Velvet, from the Ideal Crissy family of dolls.
For today’s doll clothes sewing project, you’ll need some craft felt for the shirt, as well as Dritz size 3/0 snaps. I do not recommend using Velcro as a closure for a felt shirt. You can also add tiny buttons down the front for a decorative effect.
Please note that the free patterns I’m giving you today are spliced from a different area of this website, so the skirt pattern comes with a pattern for the wrong size shirt; the shirt pattern comes with an incorrect skirt. But if you read my instructions, you should be able to download exactly what you need, to print the right patterns for sewing this outfit.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 14-inch Hearts for Hearts Girls*
- 14 and a half-inch Wellie Wishers* from American Girl doll company*
- 16-inch vintage Velvet dolls from the Crissy family of dolls*
- 18-inch dolls like vintage Crissy*
- 18-inch BFC Ink dolls*
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Pattern for pleated skirt (this link offers the right skirt, but the wrong shirt pattern)
- Pattern for felt sleeveless shirt (this link offers the right shirt)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the skirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shirt
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to pull elastic through a casing
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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.
The Hearts for Hearts Girls, Dolls and Games are owned by the Playmates Company International, which holds the registered trademark for these toys. It should be noted, that for each H4H doll purchased, the Hearts for Hearts company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization.
The Wellie Wishers dolls mentioned in this blog post 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.
The Crissy family of dolls which includes dolls like vintage Crissy, Velvet, and other dolls, were produced by the Ideal Toy Corporation, which held the registered trademark for them. That company is no longer producing the dolls, and at the time of this blog post, no known company has purchased the trademark to re-produce these dolls. But if you wish to purchase one, you can sometimes find them on eBay (see link in the first set of bullets).
MGA Entertainment is the company that produced the BFC Ink dolls, and it still holds the trademark rights to them (™). The BFC Ink dolls (aka Best Friends Club dolls) were in production, starting in 2009, but at the time of this blog post, they are no longer available in stores. You may be able to find a used one on eBay, though, if you’re thinking about collecting them (see link in the first set of bullets). These dolls can swap clothes with Crissy dolls, but their bodies are much more articulated. They have very lovely faces.