Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos.
I actually designed today’s overalls in my latest Creative Spark class, “How to Design Doll Pants Patterns from Scratch.” This class only costs $19.99, and you get a free pattern for the 18″ doll (American Girl-sized) version of the overalls with that fee. I think that’s a really fair price for a class, plus a free overalls pattern!
But I’m assuming you came here to download today’s free patterns, and perhaps to follow the free tutorial videos that show you how to make this cute outfit!
To sew today’s overalls project, you’ll need some cotton fabric or lightweight denim fabric, some 1/4 inch woven elastic, and some Dritz size 4/0 snaps.
Remember, if you use the links I provide to make your purchases, it helps finance this website and all of its free PDF sewing patterns!
For the shirt, you have a couple of options. You can use regular cotton fabric, or you can use cotton jersey fabric for more of a T-shirt. Both options will also require the use of Dritz size 4/0 snaps.
Please note that other dolls are pictured on the pattern, but that’s because several dolls can fit into these doll clothes.
Use the short sleeve pattern, not the long one. The long sleeves probably won’t fit your 8-inch Dora and Friends dolls.
Today’s free patterns will fit the following dolls:
- Ideal’s vintage Pepper dolls
- Fancy Nancy 10 inch dolls
- Dora and Friends 8 inch dolls
- Just under 8 inch Vogue Ginny dolls
Here’s the free printable PDF doll clothes sewing pattern for making today’s doll clothes:
- Here’s the free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making a pair of overalls and a shirt to fit your 8 inch Vogue Ginny doll or similar-sized doll
- The tutorial for making these overalls
- The tutorial for making the shirt or T-shirt (shows a different doll, but the sewing instructions will be the same)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to do a baste stitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- 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? If so, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” may be just what you need to make these patterns into the pattern you see in your imagination.
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll and action figure 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.
Fancy Nancy 10 inch 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. At the time of this publication, I’m also aware that Jakks Pacific should also be credited with the creation of these dolls, as the dolls’ maker. Visit the Jakks Pacific website to learn more about their toys.
The vintage Pepper dolls are no longer in production, but you can purchase them on eBay. If you’d like to learn more about vintage Pepper dolls or the Ideal Toy Company (which used to produce them), please click on the links provided.
Dora the Explorer dolls (including Dora and Friends) are products of Fisher-Price (and as such, Nickelodeon), which holds the trademark rights to these dolls. Would you like to see what products the Fisher-Price website offers for sale at this time? If so, please click here (although your purchase using that link does not benefit this free doll clothes pattern website).
At the time of this blog post, the Vogue Ginny doll is no longer made, and there is not a working trademark for these dolls. If anyone knows additional information about these dolls and their current status, please leave a comment below. I’d love to learn more about the company and its dolls, but as they went out of production prior to the popularity of the internet, there’s not much to learn about them online. Click here to find out what Doll Reference has to say about them and their history.