Okay, so we’re coming up on Christmas, and this may seem like the wrong type of fabric to use with a “holiday” dress, but you can always use your imagination, right? True, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday, but it would be nice to make a dress for your daughter or granddaughter, using Christmas fabric around this time of year.
Please be advised that the cuff is going to be a snug fit, if you’re making the dress for any Disney doll that has a wider finger-span than Merida’s. Take, for example, my Disney’s Frozen mom doll:
Her fingers aren’t spread out a whole lot wider than Merida‘s, but I still found it very difficult to get the hand through the cuff of this dress. So if you’re making this doll dress for an Iduna doll or any Disney princess 10 inch doll with a wide finger span, you can try making this dress without the cuffs instead. Here’s a link that may help.
However the dress fits Merida nicely, as you can see in the image at the top of the page, and the one below:
Which dolls will these patterns fit?
- Monster High female dolls
- 8 inch Bratz dolls
- Ever After High dolls
- 8 inch Breyer Rider dolls
- Kuu Kuu Harajuku dolls (9 and a half inch)
- Spin Master La Dee Da dolls
- Disney 9 and a half inch fairy dolls like Tinkerbell
- Hasbro World of Love vintage dolls
- vintage Sunshine Family adult female dolls
- Mego 8-inch female action figures
- 7 inch Lottie dolls
- 10″ Disney Princess dolls with fingers that are not splayed too widely
FREE Patterns and Tutorial Videos:
These are the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make this week’s free A-line dress pattern and bloomers to fit one of the dolls mentioned in the bulleted list above:
- Free printable PDF pattern for A-line small doll’s dress
- Tutorial showing how to make the dress with cuffs (View B)
- Free printable PDF pattern download for the bloomers
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the bloomers
- 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
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to use bias tape
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to sew rickrack
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
- Tips on sewing with lace
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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).
Stacie, vintage Sunshine Family, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, Monster High, and Ever After High 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.
Bratz dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the MGA Entertainment website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
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.
Disney 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.
Spin Master La Dee Da dolls are products offered by Spin Master, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Spin Master website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
World of Love is a product that was once owned and distributed by Hasbro, which holds the registered trademark for these retired toys (™). Please visit the Hasbro Toy website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.