For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today’s free pattern is for a reversible tank top and a short skirt. But do you have any idea how easy it is to turn a short skirt into a long skirt? See, look:
And today’s free pattern for the tank top is also reversible, so you can create even more combinations by flipping the tank top over to the opposite side:
You can see how the combinations of different fabrics can be mixed and matched to form a whole wardrobe for your dolls!
To learn how to lengthen a skirt, consider taking my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course, which I’ll talk about later in this blog post (scroll down to see that information).
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls
- vintage Barbie dolls
- vintage Francie dolls
- Liv dolls
- Disney Princess 11 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 an 11 inch fashion doll reversible tank top and bell-shaped skirt (you need to print page 4)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the reversible tank top
- Tutorial video showing how to make a bell-shaped mini-skirt
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
If you’d like to learn how to lengthen and shorten skirts, like the ones in the images at the top of today’s blog post, then my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is probably exactly what you need to go to the next level in your doll-clothes-sewing adventures!
You can learn more about my class on the Creative Spark platform, and there’s no hurry. You can sign up any time you want!
For any class on Creative Spark, just sign up when you’re ready, and there’s no specific time limit to your courses. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.
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.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie dolls 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.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
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.