For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
I first posted these patterns for the Creatable World dolls from Mattel. But they also fit modern Skipper, and as you’ll see in the image below, modern Skipper’s body isn’t that different from a 1980’s skipper’s body.
I still see these older Skipper dolls in second hand stores and at yard sales from time to time, but it’s a little trickier to find doll clothes for her that aren’t in terrible condition. So why not make some nice, new doll clothes to go on your 1980’s Skipper?
To make this T-shirt and jeans, you’ll need some lightweight denim, striped jersey fabric, 1/4 inch elastic, and a few Dritz size 3/0 snaps.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Petite Barbie dolls
- Modern Skipper dolls
- Project MC Squared dolls
- Creatable World dolls
- 1980’s Skipper dolls
Here are the free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for T-shirt
- Video tutorial showing how to make the T-shirt
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the jeans
- Video tutorial showing how to make the jeans
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to pull elastic through a casing
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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).
Skipper, Petite Barbie dolls, and Creatable World 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.
Project MC Squared dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.