For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
Today’s patterns will fit Barbie dolls and similar-sized fashion dolls.
If you’re making this outfit for Francie, you may want to use Velcro for your back closure instead of snaps.
Did you notice that I said this summer top is reversible? Compare the photo below to the one above, and you’ll see what I mean!
Yup. That’s the same shirt. I just turned it inside out and put it back on my doll.
And if today’s project seems familiar, there’s something to that. I’ve already got this reversible top project on my website, but it’s coupled with a pair of fly-front shorts. See image below.
If you want to find more free doll clothes patterns for dolls with a fashion doll body type, please click here. And remember to share knowledge of this website with anyone you think might appreciate my free doll clothes patterns!
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Momoko dolls
- modern and Made-to-Move Barbie dolls*
- vintage Francie dolls
- Disney Princess 11 inch dolls**
*Note: The photos in this blog post show a flat-footed beach Barbie (dated 1999) modeling the doll clothes; however, her body mold is identical to modern Barbie and very similar to Made-to-Move Barbie dolls, so these patterns should easily fit modern and MTM Barbies.
**Also note: most of the modern Disney Princess dolls are 10 inch dolls, and they have a different body type. But early 11 inch versions will often fit these patterns.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for the three-tier skirt and reversible summer shirt (tank top)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the skirt (the doll shown in the video is different, but the pattern is very similar)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the tank top/summer shirt (the doll shown in the video is different, but the pattern is almost identical)
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to choose fabric
Did you notice that the videos linked above are for a different doll? That’s because I use my special formula to re-size my patterns.
If you’d like to learn how to re-size doll clothes patterns for your own projects, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is available on the Creative Spark platform. To learn more about it, have a look at this video please:
I also have a class that teaches you how to design your own doll pants, and it only costs $19.99!
For any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to sign up any time soon. Just sign up when you’re ready.
And there’s no specific time limit to your courses. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.
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.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
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.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie 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.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
Disney Princess 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.