For your free pattern and tutorial video, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Yesterday I gave you the tutorial video for making these adorable rainbow, bell-bottom, elastic-waist pants, and today I’m going to give you the pattern for the long-sleeved shirt.
Full disclosure: it’s actually the same shirt I used with my Rose Winslow pinafore (suffragist costume) from last week, but for anyone who has enrolled in my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course, you should be able to adapt the shirt’s tapered sleeves to form a bell sleeve, just by using your template as a guide.
I got my rainbow-stripe fabric from the $1.99 fat quarters sales at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, but it has been a while ago. So you may have trouble finding the exact same fabric today.
For both the bell bottoms and the blouse, I recommend using cotton fabric, and for the pants you’ll also need 1/8 inch elastic. The shirt uses two teeny-tiny buttons at the top, along the neckline, and I used size 4/0 snaps for my shirt’s back closure.
In the tutorial video for the pants, I mention my little Fiskars clipping scissors, which are a fantastic tool for those of us who regularly sew doll clothes!
When I wrote this blog post (a few weeks ago), the little Fiskars clipping scissors were on sale, so hopefully the sale hasn’t ended when this posts.
Today’s pattern will fit these dolls:
- Monster High female dolls
- Ever After High female dolls
- Kuu Kuu Harajuku dolls*
*You may find your Kuu Kuu Harajuku dolls will need to wear high heels with these very long pants.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and links to some helpful tutorial videos:
- Here’s the free Monster High bell bottoms pattern
- The tutorial for making these pants
- Here’s the free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the tiny shirt*
- Here’s the tutorial for making the shirt
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to measure a doll
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
*The long-sleeved shirt pattern comes with a tapered sleeve. For those of you who are already enrolled in my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” I think you can easily adapt this, using the bell sleeve template concept on your pattern template pages. But if you have any issues, just get in touch with me. I’m happy to answer questions!
If you’ve been thinking about taking my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course, you may find it helpful to know that, for any class on Creative Spark, there’s no time limit to your courses. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.
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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.
Stacie, Janet, Wee 3 Friends, Monster High, Ever After High, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, 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.