Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing patterns.
I first posted these patterns for my mini Elsa doll around Easter time this past spring, but let’s think outside the box here…
You don’t have to use Easter-egg-print fabric.
Any small print or solid cotton fabric will be just fine. What about a small-print Christmas fabric for the skirt? Use some red, green, or white felt for the little sleeveless top and the embroidered jacket.
You could change the embroidered pink roses on the jacket to holly leaves in Christmas colors too!
In the image above, I’m using a detached chain stitch for the leaves and a French knot for the tiny roses. The vine is made using the whipped running stitch. Imagine the vine in a darker green with tiny red French knots as holly berries.
Or you could try the whole outfit in fall colors maybe…
In addition to basic fabrics, you’ll also need some size 4/0 snaps to make the back closure for your felt shirt, and you’ll also need a little 1/8 inch elastic for the skirt’s waist.
As you’ll see in the list below, this outfit will fit a lot of dolls in the 5-inch, 6-inch, and even 7-inch size range!
But surprisingly, my little vintage Strawberry Shortcake’s feet actually fit inside these slippers, which I designed to fit my Mattel Barbie and Francie dolls. I just trimmed up the bottom part of the slipper to fit Strawberry Shortcake’s shorter foot.
So you’ll see that Barbie-sized slipper pattern among the patterns and tutorial video links in my second set of bullets below.
Which dolls will these patterns fit?
- 6″ classic Breyer Rider dolls (1:12 scale)
- Mattel’s Chelsea dolls (5.5 inches or 13.5 cm)
- Mattel’s vintage Stacie dolls
- 6.75 inch Strawberry Shortcake dolls (17 cm)
- 6-inch Enchantimals dolls (15 cm)
- some dollhouse-sized dolls (1:12 scale)
- 7 inch Lottie dolls
- Mattel’s vintage Heart Family baby doll (4 inches tall)
- vintage Strawberry Shortcake 5 inch (13 cm) dolls
- Disney’s Anna mini toddler dolls
- Disney’s Elsa mini toddler dolls
Free patterns and tutorial videos for making these doll clothes:
- Here’s the free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making the skirt and jacket (use the longer of the two skirts, and cut one jacket out of felt but a second jacket out of thin cotton for the lining)
- Here’s the tutorial video for making the skirt
- This is your tutorial for making the little embroidered coat
- Here’s the free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making the felt top (use View B)
- Here’s the tutorial video showing you how to make a top like this one (although the tutorial shows a bigger doll — but the instructions are identical)
- Here’s the pattern for my Barbie slippers (the pajamas and shorts won’t fit Strawberry Shortcake)
- And this tutorial video shows you how to make the slippers
- One of the stitches I use a lot is the whipstitch, and this tutorial can help you with that stitch
- This video teaches you how to pull elastic through a casing
- You may also find it helpful to use this link to the page with all the embroidery tutorials
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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.
Breyer dolls and horses are products offered by Breyer, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Breyer website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Enchantimals, vintage Stacie, Heart Family baby dolls, and Chelsea 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.
Strawberry Shortcake dolls are products offered by Shortcake IP Holdings LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Strawberry Shortcake website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Disney’s Anna and Elsa mini 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.
Lottie dolls are manufactured and designed by Arklu (Ireland) Ltd., in Donegal, Ireland, and Arklu holds the registered trademark (™) for them in the US. Lottie dolls are distributed in the USA by Schylling, Inc. These dolls are distributed in the UK, Ireland, France, and Italy by Bigjigs Toys Ltd. Visit Lottie.com to learn more about these wonderful toys that were inspired by kids.