Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Today’s sleeveless summer top project probably looks familiar to those of you who have been following my blog for a while. It’s also in the galleries for Wellie Wishers, Crissy dolls, and Hearts for Hearts Girls.
So some time down the road (probably in about two weeks or so), I would like to post the patterns and tutorial video for the skirt as well, but if you’re in a rush and want the patterns for sewing this whole entire outfit, you can click here to find the skirt under a different doll.
Meanwhile, you may want to do some shopping for fabric to make this shirt. If you want your sleeveless summer shirt to use a retro print summery fabric, like mine does, you won’t go wrong with gingham!
Just imagine this little top in a gingham check:
I used Velcro at the back of my sleeveless summer top, but of course, you could use snaps. I recommend size 2/0 Dritz snaps for this size doll.
Now I do need to warn you that the pattern shows a pants pattern along with the summer shirt, but that pants pattern wont fit your Disney Princess Toddler dolls without some significant inseam alterations. If you don’t know anything about how to alter pants inseams, scroll down past the bullets that link you to the pattern, to learn about How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 13-inch Disney Princess Toddler dolls*
- 14-inch Hearts for Hearts Girls*
- 14 and a half-inch Wellie Wishers* from American Girl doll company*
- 18-inch dolls like vintage Crissy*
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Free PDF sewing pattern for making a sleeveless summer top for 13 to 15 inch dolls
- Tutorial video showing how to make the sleeveless summer top (look at the top of this page)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to choose fabric
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to use selvage
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Okay, I know you’ve probably already heard about it, but my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on the Creative Spark online learning platform will teach you how to make changes to your patterns for pants, skirts, dresses, and shirts too. If you haven’t looked into it yet, you can click here to learn more.
I also have a new course on the Creative Spark Online Learning platform which teaches you how to design your own doll pants patterns from scratch, including leggings, overalls, and fly-front jeans. Click here to check out that new course, which is only $19.99!
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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.
The Disney Princess Toddler 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.
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.
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, it looks like Mattel currently owns the trademark for Crissy (although to my knowledge, they are not producing them). If you wish to purchase one of these dolls, you can sometimes find them used, in good condition, on eBay (see link in the first set of bullets).