For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
I first designed this dress pattern to fit the Rainbow High dolls but guess what… It also fits my 10 inch Moana!
How cute is she in this pretty little plaid dress for summer? I ❤️ it!
To make today’s “Aloha” plaid dress for your 10 inch Moana doll, you’ll need some cotton fabric, 1/8 inch ribbon, and Dritz size 2/0 snaps.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls*:
- Disney fairy 9 inch dolls (like the little Tinkerbell dolls)
- vintage Sunshine Family adult female dolls
- Disney’s 10 inch Moana dolls
- Ideal’s vintage Pepper dolls
- Rainbow High 10 and a half inch dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown in the video at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a short strappy dress
- Tutorial video showing how to make the dress (it’s shown on another doll, but the steps for making this dress are identical)
- Here’s a link to the page where I provide both a tutorial and a pattern for making the black Mary Jane shoes that Moana is wearing
- Tutorial video showing how to do a whipstitch
- Tutorial video showing how to sew snaps on fabric
But what if you like this pattern well enough, but you wish the skirt was a little fuller, like the skirt in the image below?
Making skirts fuller (or longer or shorter) is a whole section of information provided in my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform. Click on that link to learn more.
It’s not hard at all to turn Moana’s little narrow sun dress into one with a full skirt, like you see below. And you can expand your doll’s wardrobe to include shirts with different sleeve lengths, pants, shorts, and skirts, once you’ve mastered the skill of doll clothes pattern alteration.
Okay, so maybe you’re not ready to take a course in doll clothes pattern alterations. You can still help support this free doll clothes sewing pattern website when you pin, like, or tweet about my free patterns and tutorials. Here are JPG images of today’s free patterns, which you’re welcome to share on social media:
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).
Skipper, Petite Barbie dolls, Creatable World, and vintage Sunshine Family 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.
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.
Disney Princess, Moana, and Disney fairy 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.
Project MC Squared dolls and Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website or the Rainbow High website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.