Sew a pleated skirt and felt shirt for vintage Crissy or Velvet dolls #VintageToys #DollClothesPatterns

In this photo, an 18 inch Ideal Crissy doll from the 1970's models an argyle print plaid skirt with knife pleats and a sleeveless felt shirt. She seems to be walking on a sidewalk with a blue sky behind her. She wears plastic Mary Jane style shoes that match the blue of her plaid skirt. The felt shirt is white and has tiny buttons down the front.
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.

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:

The image shows a 13-inch Disney Animators doll, a 14-inch Hearts4Hearts Girls doll, a 15-inch Wellie Wishers doll, and a 16-inch vintage Velvet doll from the Crissy line of dolls from Ideal Toy Corp. This image offers links to free printable patterns for dolls in these size ranges. All free printable patterns can be found at and for each printable sewing pattern for these doll clothes, you will find tutorial videos showing how to make doll clothes for these dolls and any dolls in a similar size range.
Click here for the directory designed to help you find FREE printable sewing patterns for 18-inch (45 cm) doll clothes:

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.

The skirt will require a small-print plaid cotton fabric, some straight pins, and 1/4 inch elastic for the waist.

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:

And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:

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It’s a one-time fee for the course, and there’s no specific time limit to finish your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.

As always, feel free to pinlike, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. Here’s an image for you to share on social media:

Image shows the top section of a knife-pleat skirt for 28 inch Barbie dolls. On the pattern it also shows Crissy dolls, American Girl dolls, and 18 inch Madame Alexander dolls wearing the same argyle skirt with knife pleats that was made using this pattern.
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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.

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.

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