For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
I’m sure you recognize the doll at the top of this page. She’s the Chelly Wood doll that you see in nearly all of my sewing videos!
This doll has a very special place in my heart because although she started out as a Liv Doll (from Spin Master), her makeover was done by my two daughters.
My youngest dyed the hair of the wig and styled it to look like my own hair, while my oldest daughter repainted her to look a lot like me, in terms of facial features.
The Liv Dolls are no longer in production, but what a shame! They’re lovely dolls with plenty of articulation. In fact, they’re one of my favorite dolls to work with, when it comes to stop motion photography, because of their pose-ability.
Luckily, there are plenty of used Liv Dolls available for purchase on eBay.
Another doll that’s easy to pose for stop-motion photography is the Project MC2 doll, and as you can see in the image below, these dolls can swap clothes with the Spin Master Liv dolls, for the most part:
But the pants are a wee bit too long on the Project MC2 dolls, so if you’re using today’s pattern to sew outfits for your Project MC2 dolls, I advise altering the pants by bringing them up just a bit.
If you’re not sure how doll clothes alterations work, you might think about taking my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” paid course on Creative Spark. In fact, bringing up a pair of pants is one of the earliest lessons offered in that class.
If you’d like to make an outfit like the one I’m featuring today, you’ll need some small print cotton fabric for the shirt, some solid cotton fabric for the pants, a few Dritz snaps for the back closure of the shirt, and 1/8 inch elastic for the pants.
Just as an FYI, the Mary Jane-style shoes my “Chelly Wood” Liv doll is wearing came from my friend Dodi’s eBay store, Barbie59Pink, which I blogged about last Tuesday. Here’s a link to that blog article. If you’re looking for some realistic shoes that Liv dolls can wear, I highly recommend buying some “Little Extras” from Dodi!
Here’s another look at the shoe styles she offers in her eBay store:
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 a pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt to fit slender-bodied fashion dolls like Project MC2 and Spin Master Liv dolls
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pants
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to pull elastic through a casing
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).
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.
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.