Make a 70’s miniskirt dress for Pippa or Dawn dolls w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Scroll down to the second set of bullets to download the free printable PDF sewing pattern.*

Today’s doll dress will fit a wide variety of tiny 6″ dolls. The second set of bullets will give you some idea as to which dolls can wear this dress.

Before printing your patterns, you might want to take a look at yesterday’s blog post, just to hear the story behind these tricky, fiddley patterns!

However, of the three projects I’ve posted for 6 inch dolls so far, this pattern is probably the easiest. It doesn’t have a lining, and you really only need to know how to whipstitch and how to do a straight stitch, in order to make this miniature doll dress.

A Topper Dawn 1970s 6 inch fashion doll models a red, white, and burgundy colored dress with a halter-style top. The dress is made of felt on the top and cotton on the bottom, with a retro 70's style print to the white cotton skirt area. The skirt length is upper thigh, so quite short.
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If you look at the JPG image at the bottom of today’s blog post, you’ll see that the shorter skirt version is marked with only two flowers, meaning it’s relatively easy to sew for a beginner.

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This is the third pattern I’m posting in a series of patterns I’ve specifically created to fit Dawn dolls from Topper (6 and 1/8 inch or 15.5 cm) and I’m sincerely hoping they’ll also fit Pippa dolls from Palitoy (6 and ½ inch or 16.5 cm).

In this photo, a Dawn doll from Topper Toys appears to be walking along, wearing a 70s miniskirt dress. The bodice is made of red felt, while the skirt is made of white cotton printed in a fleur-de-lis style of curly-cue patterns in red, orange, yellow, gold, and burgundy or wine colors. She wears tiny wine colored flats. This Dawn doll has dark brown or black, long straight hair. She walks through a room that has a sky blue wall and a white floor. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower left corner of the image.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

I’ve recently added a Dawn doll to my collection, but I don’t own a Pippa doll yet, so I’m just going by other doll collectors’ suggestions, when I say that it will likely fit Pippa.

For any Pippa doll collectors, I do have an A4 version of today’s free doll dress pattern, but I don’t trust it, which is what yesterday’s blog post was all about. Please leave feedback in the comments section, after you’ve tried to make today’s pattern. I need to know if your pattern is printing correctly across the pond!

This is a free, printable JPG image of a PDF sewing pattern for making a halter dress or halter top for 6 to 7 inch fashion dolls. At the bottom of the image, it says, 'for A4 print paper.' The Chelly wood dot com logo and the Creative Commons Attribution symbols appear on this image.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

To make today’s little halter style mini-skirt dress, you’ll need some craft felt, some cotton fabric, and a bit of 1/4 inch (6 mm) wide bias tape. You’ll also need a few snaps, and I recommend size 4/0 Dritz snaps.

In my tutorial, I also mentioned Fiskars Stitchers’ scissors, which are fantastic for making tiny snips! With a dress as tiny as this one, detail precision snips are super important. I also used a Dritz fabric pencil to mark the bias tape.

In this close-up photo of a Topper Dawn doll from Topper toy company, we see that the doll's halter-top-style dress bodice is made with red 1/4 inch bias tape. There is a single seam running between the bodice and the skirt, connecting them without gathering the skirt fabric, making the dress all one piece. This Dawn doll has long black rooted eyelashes and pale blue eye shadow. Her lips are pale pink. She has long, straight black or chestnut brown hair, parted in the middle. She's a lovely doll! Her features remind us of the typical makeup style of the early 1970's.
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Which dolls will this dress be suitable for?

Free patterns and tutorial videos for making this little tiny dress:

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For anyone who would like to expand their dolls’ wardrobes, you should really check out my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course and my “Design Your Own Doll Pants Patterns from Scratch” class on the Creative Spark online learning platform. Here’s a link to my bio page on their website, where you can learn more.

This image shows four rows of artist's renderings of doll clothing items. The top row shows four different styles of pants. The second row shows four different styles of shirts. The third row shows four different styles of skirts. The fourth row shows four different styles of dresses, with skirts in long, short, and mid-length styles. The text reads at the top, "Classes in Doll Clothing Design" followed by this paragraph: "Have you ever wished you could create patterns of your own? Click on the links to Chelly's online courses below, to learn more about her paid courses in doll clothing pattern design techniques."

For any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to follow a schedule. Just sign up when you’re ready.

It’s a one-time fee for the course, and there’s no specific time limit to finish your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you. So go check out my paid courses on Creative Spark, using this link.

To read more about my free sewing patterns and tutorials, please visit the “Helpful Tips” page.

You are more than welcome to share my doll clothes patterns on social media; I only ask that you tell people where the patterns come from. Here’s a JPG image of today’s free doll clothes sewing pattern for easy sharing on your favorite social media venue (this is the US specs version — scroll up to the image above for the international A4 version):

This is a free, printable JPG image of a PDF sewing pattern for making a halter dress in two lengths or halter top for 6 to 7 inch fashion dolls. At the bottom of the image, it says, 'for printing on American printer paper.' The Chelly wood dot com logo and the Creative Commons Attribution symbols appear on this image.
Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

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*When you click links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include Amazon, JoAnn Fabric, Etsy, and the eBay Partner Network. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. To learn more about how my website uses affiliate marketing, please visit the website’s Privacy Policy page.

**Please note: this is the first time I’ve ever converted one of my patterns to A4 printer paper. I may not have the measurement tool just right, but I’d love some feedback! for those of you who use A4 paper, let me know whether or not the measurement tool is printing correctly. I’m almost 100% certain that the pattern is exactly identical in size to the one on American printer paper, but I’m not sure whether or not I’ve gotten my measurement tool to match. That’s what I need a little feedback for! Feel free to leave a comment…

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.

Chelsea and Enchantimals 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.

Bratz dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the MGA Entertainment website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

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.

Disney fairy 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.

Spin Master La Dee Da dolls are products offered by Spin Master, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Spin Master website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

World of Love is a product that was once owned and distributed by Hasbro, which holds the registered trademark for these retired toys (™). Please visit the Hasbro Toy website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

Lottie dolls are manufactured and designed by Arklu (Ireland) Ltd., in Donegal, Ireland, and Arklu holds the registered trademark (™) for them in the US. Lottie dolls are distributed in the USA by Schylling, Inc. These dolls are distributed in the UK, Ireland, France, and Italy by Bigjigs Toys Ltd. Visit Lottie.com to learn more about these wonderful toys that were inspired by kids.

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