For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
If you’re from the United States, like I am, you’re probably wondering, “What in the heck?”
Yes, I’m re-posting my St. Patrick’s day maxi skirt with reversible blouse pattern for my Independence Day “inspiration” page! Use your imagination… What if you made the shamrock skirt out of one of these fabrics instead?
So today’s “Shamrock” skirt could easily suit another holiday, like United States Independence Day (celebrated on July 4th). And with Independence day only a month away, it’s a good time to start sewing your 4th of July celebration dresses for your Barbie and other fashion dolls!
To make today’s reversible blouse and “shamrock” skirt (or other holiday celebration skirt), you will need some cotton small-print fabric for the skirt, some tulle for the skirt’s petticoat, some 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch elastic, some solid cotton fabric (in two different holiday shades), and some size 4/0 snaps for the back of the blouse.
Today’s patterns will fit these 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 long skirt with reversible blouse (and bonus holiday purse pattern too — see image below)
- tutorial for making reversible shirt
- tutorial for making the maxi-length skirt
- tutorial for making the doll purse
Yes, there’s a great purse pattern that goes with today’s set. Scroll down to take a quick look at my “shamrock” purse project, but again, imagine it in another holiday’s fabric…
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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.
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.