For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today I’m sharing my free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making this sweet little strappy sundress with a “cottage core” feel to it. I first designed this pattern to fit the Rainbow High dolls, but I’ve since discovered that it will fit a number of other dolls too.
So yes, this dress will fit the 1980’s version of Mattel’s Skipper (and similar-sized dolls).
To make this dress, all you’ll need is the cotton fabric of your choice and something to close the dress in back. The video suggests that you use snaps to close the back, but you could also use a narrow strip of sew-on Velcro to close the dress in the back.
Today’s dress pattern will fit these dolls*:
- Petite Barbie dolls
- Skipper dolls
- Project MC Squared dolls
- Disney’s 10 inch Moana dolls
- Rainbow High 10 and a half inch dolls
- 9 inch Harry Potter female dolls
- Vintage Skipper from the 1980’s
Here are your 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 a 9 or 10 inch fashion doll strappy sundress
- Tutorial video showing how to make the sundress (it shows the Rainbow High dolls, but the steps for making this dress are exactly the same)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
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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, Creatable World, the Harry Potter articulated dolls, and vintage Sunshine Family 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.
Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Rainbow High website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Disney Princess, Moana, and Disney fairy 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.
Project MC Squared dolls and Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website or the Rainbow High website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.