Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos.
For Thanksgiving, I gave everyone this cute little PDF sewing pattern and tutorial for making the overalls you see in the images below. Today I’m adding links to the patterns and tutorials for making the shirts as well.
That way you can create an adorable wardrobe for your little 8 inch Vogue Ginny dolls, for the holidays!
I don’t know if you can tell in the image above, but the overalls have a little side flap, which functions sort of like a fly on a pair of fitted pants. You’ll need to sew two size 4/0 Dritz snaps onto each of these flaps.
For my green overalls, I only used one snap, and I honestly regretted that. So follow my advice and use two snaps for each flap. Don’t be stingy! That way your side flaps will close over nicely.
The earlier rendition of the pants pattern had more of a tapered leg, as you’ll see on the denim version below:
But I changed that to a wider leg in the final rendition of the pattern. If you’d like to learn how to change the pattern back to a tapered leg, that’s exactly what I teach people in my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns.” Click on that link to learn more.
To sew today’s overalls project, you’ll need some cotton fabric or lightweight denim fabric, some 1/4 inch woven elastic, and some Dritz size 4/0 snaps. For my green pants, I chose a Christmas holiday fabric, and if you’d like to purchase holiday fabric, these links will help you find some in a very small print.
Remember, if you use the links I provide to make your purchases, it helps finance this website and all of its free PDF sewing patterns!
For the shirts, you have a couple of options. You can use regular cotton fabric, or you can use cotton jersey fabric for more of a T-shirt. Both options will also require the use of Dritz size 4/0 snaps.
Use the short sleeve pattern, not the long one. The long sleeves probably won’t fit your 8-inch Ginny.
Today’s free patterns will fit the following dolls:
- Ideal’s vintage Pepper dolls
- Fancy Nancy 10 inch dolls
- Dora and Friends 8 inch dolls
- Just under 8 inch Vogue Ginny dolls
Here’s the free printable PDF doll clothes sewing pattern for making today’s doll clothes:
- Here’s the free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making a pair of overalls and a shirt to fit your 8 inch Vogue Ginny doll or similar-sized doll
- The tutorial for making these overalls
- The tutorial for making the shirt or T-shirt (shows a different doll, but the sewing instructions will be the same)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
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Is this pattern close to what you were looking for, but maybe you’re wishing the pattern was slightly different? If so, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” may be just what you need to make these patterns into the pattern you see in your imagination.
For any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to follow a schedule. Just sign up when you’re ready.
It’s a one-time fee for the course, and there’s no specific time limit to finish your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you. So go check out my paid courses on Creative Spark, using this link.
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll and action figure 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.
Fancy Nancy 10 inch dolls are products offered by the Disney Corporation, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Official Shop Disney website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys. At the time of this publication, I’m also aware that Jakks Pacific should also be credited with the creation of these dolls, as the dolls’ maker. Visit the Jakks Pacific website to learn more about their toys.
The vintage Pepper dolls are no longer in production, but you can purchase them on eBay. If you’d like to learn more about vintage Pepper dolls or the Ideal Toy Company (which used to produce them), please click on the links provided.
Dora the Explorer dolls (including Dora and Friends) are products of Fisher-Price (and as such, Nickelodeon), which holds the trademark rights to these dolls. Would you like to see what products the Fisher-Price website offers for sale at this time? If so, please click here (although your purchase using that link does not benefit this free doll clothes pattern website).
At the time of this blog post, the Vogue Ginny doll is no longer made, and there is not a working trademark for these dolls. If anyone knows additional information about these dolls and their current status, please leave a comment below. I’d love to learn more about the company and its dolls, but as they went out of production prior to the popularity of the internet, there’s not much to learn about them online. Click here to find out what Doll Reference has to say about them and their history.