Sew a super easy dress for Strawberry Shortcake 11 inch dolls w/ today’s free #DollClothesPatterns #AmSewing

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Today’s free printable sewing pattern and tutorial video are really designed for those of you who are fairly new to sewing, or for anyone who wants a quick-and-easy doll clothes sewing project.

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I’ve given this pattern three flowers, on the difficulty scale, but I actually believe it’s easier than the average three-flower patterns I’ve published in the past. Since it does have sleeves, though, I classified it as average difficulty, even though perhaps only two flowers would have been closer to the truth.

This is a photograph of an 11 inch Strawberry Shortcake semi-articulated doll. The photo is taken from above and in front of the doll. She wears her red hair up in a bun. Her little red painted-on shoes poke out from beneath her pink skirt, as she stands on a wooden floor in front of a purple-swirly fabric background frame. The doll's handmade dress has sewn-on felt sleeves, a felt bodice, and a cotton gathered skirt. The felt has not been hemmed. The cotton skirt has a hem. The felt bodice is made of bright green felt, while the pink cotton skirt has tiny red strawberries dotting the surface of the pink fabric (as a print), and there are very tiny, almost invisible, white polka dots on the pink cotton material that the skirt is made of. The logo appears in the lower right corner, indicating that Chelly Wood is the designer for this free printable doll clothes sewing pattern for making this easy to sew felt and cotton dress for beginners who are learning to sew.
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If you’re wanting to sew this easy dress for your 10 and 3/4 inch (27 cm) Strawberry Shortcake dolls, here’s what you’ll need to purchase:  craft feltcotton small-print fabric, and size 2/0 snaps.

I like to be honest with my followers, and truthfully, I’m not happy with how this pattern turned out. If you look closely at the photo below, you’ll see that the collar of the dress sticks up a little bit.

This photo has been taken from the front of the 11 inch Strawberry Shortcake doll that's pictured in the photograph. She has long red hair with a bit of bangs (fringe), and slight curls at the ends of her red locks of hair. The doll's body is slightly articulated, and she wears a hand-sewn dress made of green felt (the bodice and sleeves) and pink cotton (the skirt). With this front-facing angle, we can see that the dress's collar is slightly raised above her shoulders with a dip in front, in a U-shape. The skirt's cotton fabric is printed pink cotton fabric has tiny little strawberries (each topped with a bit of green foliage that matches the green of the bodice), along with very, very tiny white dots. The green felt of the dress's T-shirt-sleeved bodice is the same shade as the green stripes in Strawberry Shortcake's painted-on green-and-white-striped leggings or stockings, which she wears under her painted-on red shoes.
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I think a slight alteration would make this collar lay flatter, but it has been sitting in my “to-do” pile for more than a year, so I decided to just publish it as-is, and get it out there for people to sew, if they find the dress appealing for its simplicity.

For those of you taking my paid course, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” this may be a fun project to tackle as you work through bodice alterations.

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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:

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This is the JPG image version of a free printable PDF sewing pattern for making a felt and cotton dress for an 11 inch Strawberry Shortcake doll or other dolls in this size range with similar proportions. The dress pattern is marked with Creative Commons Attribution symbols, the logo, and it says, "difficulty level: about average" followed by three flowers. It includes in this pattern, the bodice, the skirt, and two different sleeve lengths.
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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, 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.

Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Rainbow High website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

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.

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.

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