For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
I had a lot of fun making these doll clothes and trying them on different dolls, including my little 11 inch Strawberry Shortcake doll.
This is the same Strawberry Shortcake doll that I rescued from a Goodwill. You may recall that she had some rubber toys tangled up in her hair:
To look at her now, you’d never guess she’s the same doll!
To make the fashions you see in the photo above, you’ll want to make your shorts out of cotton solid fabric and your top out of cotton small-print fabric, but you could also get creative and mix your patterns and solids for a whole new look.
You’ll also need to buy some 1/8 inch elastic (for the casing in the shorts).
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls*:
- Disney’s 10 inch Moana dolls
- Rainbow High 10 and a half inch dolls
- Strawberry Shortcake 10 and 3/4 inch dolls
- vintage Vogue Ginny 8 inch (20 cm) dolls
- Disney princess 10 inch 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 shorts**
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the shorts
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the short-sleeved shirt
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the shirt
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
**Please note: there’s a pants pattern that goes with the shorts pattern, but these pants will not fit your Strawberry Shortcake doll.
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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).
Moana 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.
At the time of this blog post, the Vogue Ginny doll is no longer made, and there is not a working trademark for these dolls. If anyone knows additional information about these dolls and their current status, please leave a comment below. I’d love to learn more about the company and its dolls, but as they went out of production prior to the popularity of the internet, there’s not much to learn about them online. Click here to find out what Doll Reference has to say about them and their history.
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.
Disney Princess 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.