With St. Patrick’s day exactly one month away, it’s time to start your Saint Paddy’s Day sewing projects!
So today I’m giving you the patterns and tutorials for making a super cute puff-sleeved A-line dress with cuffs, and the cuffs are made of bias tape for a simple approach to sewing those lovely puffy sleeves.
Yes, this pattern has appeared here, on this website, in the past. However this is the first time I’ve specifically posted the pattern for the Monster High dolls and Ever After High dolls.
And because the Monster High and Ever After High dolls can vary widely in their body molds, please note that if your doll has very, VERY wide fingers, then their hand may not fit through the cuffs. You can check for this by taking the paper pattern for the cuff and pinching the ends between your fingers (to simulate a seam allowance) while slipping the doll’s hand through the paper cuff.
All you’d need to make the dress is some small-print holiday fabric, 1/2 inch bias tape for the cuffs, 1/8 inch ribbon for the trim, and some size 4/0 Dritz snaps.
You don’t have to use holiday fabric, though. You can use solid cotton or small-print cotton instead.
Now, in the photo above, you can see that it’s possible to make a pair of bloomers to go under your little A-line dress! To make the bloomers, you’ll need 1/8 inch elastic, muslin or solid cotton fabric, and lace trim.
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.
Mego action figures are products offered by Mego, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mego company website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.