Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
You may recognize today’s shirt pattern. I first posted it as part of my Wellie Wisher’s “scrubs” doll clothing set. Velvet is shown below wearing that set, which is still available on this page, if you want to make her a pair of cropped pants to go with the grey version of the shirt.
Last week, though, I posted a new pattern for fitted, high-waisted pants to fit Velvet, and tomorrow I plan to post the whole outfit again–today’s shirt plus the fitted, high-waisted pants/jeans–so I can link over to the whole ensemble from the vintage Velvet gallery of doll clothes patterns.
Here’s the pretty printed-cotton version of the shirt, which you’ll see from time to time in today’s tutorial video:
I think I like it better with the vintage-style floral cotton printed fabric than the solid grey fabric. That’s just my personal preference though.
To make this shirt, you’ll need some cotton of course, and here are links to both a solid cotton fabric and a printed cotton fabric, for your convenience. You’ll also need some Dritz snaps for your shirt.
Today’s free printable PDF doll shirt pattern will fit the following dolls:
- 12-inch Baby Alive dolls*
- 13-inch Disney Princess Toddler dolls*
- 14-inch Hearts for Hearts Girls*
- 14 and a half-inch Wellie Wishers* from American Girl doll company*
- 15 and a half-inch vintage Velvet dolls from the Crissy family of dolls*
- 18-inch dolls like vintage Crissy*
- 18-inch BFC Ink dolls*
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Here’s a link to the V-neck shirt patterns (use the shirt back pattern from page 2, the V-neck shirt front found on page 3, and the sleeve marked “Sleeve A”)
- The tutorial for making this shirt is found at the top of this page, but you may also need…
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to choose fabric
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
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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.
The Baby Alive dolls are produced and marketed by Hasbro, who owns the trademark rights to them (™). Please visit Hasbro’s Baby Alive page to learn more about the dolls, or visit the Hasbro company website to learn more about the company itself.
The Disney Princess Toddler 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.
The Hearts for Hearts Girls, Dolls and Games are owned by the Playmates Company International, which holds the registered trademark for these toys. It should be noted, that for each H4H doll purchased, the Hearts for Hearts company donates a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization.
The Wellie Wishers and the 18 inch American Girl dolls mentioned in this blog post 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.
The Crissy family of dolls which includes dolls like vintage Crissy, Velvet, and other dolls, were produced by the Ideal Toy Corporation, which held the registered trademark for them. That company is no longer producing the dolls, and at the time of this blog post, it looks like Mattel currently owns the trademark for Crissy (although to my knowledge, they are not producing them). If you wish to purchase one of these dolls, you can sometimes find them used, in good condition, on eBay (see link in the first set of bullets).
MGA Entertainment is the company that produced the BFC Ink dolls, and it still holds the trademark rights to them (™). The BFC Ink dolls (aka Best Friends Club dolls) were in production, starting in 2009, but at the time of this blog post, they are no longer available in stores. You may be able to find a used one on eBay, though, if you’re thinking about collecting them (see link in the first set of bullets). These dolls can swap clothes with Crissy dolls, but their bodies are much more articulated. They have very lovely faces.