Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Back in December I gave you my baby doll overalls pattern, and then last week I gave you the pattern and tutorial video for making the long-sleeved shirt that goes under the overalls. Today I’m placing all of these patterns and tutorial video links in one spot, for easy access.
I designed these doll clothes to fit the Lil’ Cutesies dolls, which are made by JC Toys. But I’ve tried the whole outfit on other dolls and discovered that the shirt, at least, will fit a number of different dolls, all of which are listed below.
The overalls, on the other hand, will only fit a baby-shaped doll or a stuffed animal with similar proportions. My niece, Emily, discovered that the overalls will fit her “Kitty” for example (a plush cat).
In my doll’s long-sleeved shirt tutorial video, I mention my Fiskars little snippers, which I use in a lot of my tutorial videos when I’m clipping my seams. The links I’ve provided here will help you find a pair of those little snippers, if you want some.
To make this shirt and overalls for your 8 inch baby dolls, you’ll need some cotton fabric (and possibly a bit of polyester fabric — but stick with just cotton if you’re a beginner), some 1/4 inch elastic, and some Dritz size 2/0 snaps.
And please note that this pattern is not for beginners. I’ve given both the shirt and the overalls five flowers, which is the highest ranking on my difficulty scale.
Today’s SHIRT pattern will fit the following dolls:
- 13-inch dolls like the Disney Princess Toddler dolls (fits her as a 3/4 length sleeve)
- 14-inch dolls like Hearts for Hearts Girls (fits her as an elbow-length sleeve)
- 15-inch dolls like Wellie Wishers (also fits her as an elbow-length sleeve)
- 8-inch baby dolls from JC Toys
(Please read my note above about what types of toys will fit the overalls.)
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Here’s the free pattern for 8 inch baby doll clothes, including both the shirt and the overalls
- Here’s the tutorial for making the shirt
- Here’s the tutorial for making the overalls
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to choose fabric
- 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? Maybe you wished it was for a bigger baby doll?
If so, my Creative Spark class, “How to Design Your Own Doll Pants” maybe just what you need to create pants patterns that fit the doll you’re sewing for.
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In my new course, I teach you how to design pants patterns, from scratch, for dolls of any shape or size. We learn:
- How to make pants with an elastic waist
- How to design pants that have a fly and a high waist
- How to create a pattern for leggings
- How to design your own overalls for dolls
- Bonus Feature: How to re-size pants/overall patterns!
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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 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.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Disney Princess Toddler dolls or the company that produces them. The Disney Princess 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.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Hearts for Hearts Girls or the company that produces them. 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. To learn more about the Hearts for Hearts company’s charitable donations, click here.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Wellie Wishers dolls from American Girl doll company. 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, no known company has purchased the trademark to re-produce these dolls. But if you wish to purchase one, you can sometimes find them on eBay.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Baby Alive dolls or Hasbro, the company that produces them and holds the trademark rights to them. The Baby Alive dolls are often found at Walmart, or you can use the Hasbro Baby Alive website to locate a retailer that sells them near you.
Chelly Wood and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with JC Toys or the dolls they produce. JC Toys dolls are trademarked and distributed by JC Toys Group, Inc. According to their website, “JC Toys Group, Inc. is the worldwide designer and manufacturer of a wide range of collectible dolls, specialty play items and play dolls and accessories.” Click here to learn more about the company that produces so many wonderful play dolls at reasonable prices!