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Patterns are found at the second set of bullets.
I first posted these patterns for the Anna and Elsa Frozen mini dolls, but as you can see, they also fit my vintage Kenner toddler/baby Strawberry Shortcake dolls, although the skirt is a bit long on her.
For the elastic on this teeny-tiny skirt, I used a cord style of elastic instead of braided elastic. To read all the tips on how to use cord elastic instead of braided elastic for your miniature skirt, please click here.
In the description of my photos, I’ve called this doll “Butter Cookie,” but in all honesty, I am not sure which doll she is. I think Butter Cookie had black eyes, but this little beauty has green eyes. Have a look:
Do any of you know which doll this would be? I thought she was a Butter Cookie because when I bought her on eBay, she was wearing the baby bunting that Butter Cookie typically came in. But I’m up for ideas here.
Feel free to leave your guess in the comments. I’d like to change the name of the doll in my “alt text” description to correctly reflect this doll’s identity because people who are visually impaired rely on the alt text descriptions in the photos, to help them understand what’s in the photo (and YES, visually impaired people DO sew doll clothes).
Here’s one more photo of my little mini Strawberry Shortcake toddler or baby doll. Let me know if you think you can correctly identify her:
To make the little white cotton shirt, you’ll of course need some solid white 100% cotton fabric and a few tiny size 4/0 snaps. For a sewing project this small, you might also want to purchase some very small hand stitching needles (Dritz size 10 “betweens” is what I recommend).
If you’re not sure why I recommend sewing this tiny shirt by hand, you may want to read this blog post called “Why don’t my seams match up?”
Which dolls will fit these doll clothes?
- vintage Strawberry Shortcake toddler dolls (3 to 4 inches or approx. 10 cm tall)
- Mattel’s Kelly dolls (4 inches or 10 cm)
- Mattel’s vintage Heart Family baby doll (4 inches tall)
- some dollhouse-sized dolls (1:12 scale)
- vintage Strawberry Shortcake 5 inch (13 cm) dolls
- Disney’s Anna mini toddler dolls from the Arendelle family set
Here are your free patterns and tutorial videos for making this outfit:
- Free PDF printable doll clothes sewing pattern for shirt (use View C shirt patterns)
- Tutorial video showing how to make this shirt
- Here’s the free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making the skirt (use the shorter of the two)
- The tutorial for making the skirt shows Elsa’s skirt, but the steps are basically the same
- Here’s a link to a page where I give you tips for working with cord elastic
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch (helpful for beginners, just learning to sew by hand)
For more of my free tutorials, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1.
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To read more about my free sewing patterns and tutorials, please visit the “Helpful Tips” page.
Also note that I am not affiliated with any of the doll or miniatures companies mentioned in this post, but to honor their trademark rights, I am including links to their websites in the section below. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned here.
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.
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.
Enchantimals, Kelly, Heart Family baby dolls, and Chelsea 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.
Strawberry Shortcake dolls are products offered by Shortcake IP Holdings LLC, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Strawberry Shortcake website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Disney’s Anna and Elsa mini 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.