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This is yet another of my costumes from Romeo and Juliet with Dolls. Like the others, this pattern is an older one, so the seam allowances do exist on the pattern… but you have to imagine them since they’re not drawn in. Sorry about that.
To make today’s long-sleeved undergarment dress (worn beneath the pinafore), I recommend using plain white cotton fabric. I also recommend a solid cotton for the layer above the white undergarment dress (shown in solid yellow here, but you could use other colors). Then you’ll need some print fabric for the pinafore and sleeves.
Notions include rickrack, a pre-gathered ruffle, very small jump rings, and some 1/8 inch ribbon. You’ll also need a few size 4/0 Dritz snaps for the back closure on both the undergarment dress and the pinafore.
I should warn you that this is one of the most complex dresses I’ve ever made. On my difficulty scale, I’d give it five flowers!
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the dress shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for an 11 inch fashion doll undergarment dress and Basque style pinafore with sleeves
- Tutorial video showing how to make the undergarment dress
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pinafore with sleeves
- Tutorial video showing how to make the snood (doily hat)
If you like this pattern but you wish you could change it a bit, you may enjoy my class called “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” on the Creative Spark online learning platform.
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.