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For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
To make the fashions you see in the photo above, you’ll want to make your shorts out of cotton fabric and your top out of jersey fabric. You could get creative and mix your patterns and solids for a whole new look.
You’ll also need to buy some 1/8 inch elastic (for the casing in the shorts). I used size 3/0 Dritz snaps for the back closure of my doll’s shirt, but you could also use Velcro. I recommend buying 3/4 inch (1.9 or 2 cm) Velcro, but cut it in half vertically, to create a narrower strip of Velcro in your back closure.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls*:
- Disney’s 10 inch Moana dolls*
- Rainbow High 10 and a half inch dolls
- vintage Vogue Ginny 8 inch (20 cm) dolls
- Disney princess 10 inch dolls*
- Skipper dolls*
- Petite Barbie dolls*
- Creatable World dolls*
- Strawberry Shortcake 11 inch dolls
*Note: the dolls marked with an asterisk wear the sleeves of this shirt pattern as a 3/4 length sleeve, rather than a true long sleeve.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the shorts
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the shorts
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for making the long-sleeved shirt
- Tutorial video showing how to sew the shirt
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to sew snaps on fabric
You’re welcome to share the JPG image of today’s free doll clothes pattern on social media as well, but please be advised that while the shorts fit Strawberry Shortcake just fine, the pants pattern does not; it will only fit Rainbow High dolls, which have similar body measurements but smaller feet:
Are you wishing this pattern was just a little different in its design? That’s what my paid course teaches you: “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns.” In fact, we actually use one of todays patterns in my “How to Alter doll Clothes Patterns” course.
In addition to my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” I also have a pattern-making class that teaches you “How to Design Your Own Doll Pants Patterns from Scratch,” including fly-front pants, jeans, leggings, and even overalls! How cute would Strawberry Shortcake look in a pair of handmade overalls?!
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Links:
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.
Moana 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.
Skipper, Petite Barbie dolls, and Creatable World 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.
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.
According to Wikipedia, Strawberry Shortcake “Strawberry Shortcake is a cartoon character used in greeting cards published by American Greetings…. The franchise is currently owned by the Canadian children’s television company WildBrain and American brand management company, Iconix Brand Group through the holding company Shortcake IP Holdings LLC.”** I was unable to find a website for Shortcake IP Holdings LLC, but I believe they own the US trademark for the dolls, even though I believe my own doll was originally made and marketed by Hasbro. To learn more about these companies and their toys and products, please click on the links I’ve provided within the quote.
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.
**Wikipedia contributors. “Strawberry Shortcake.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 Jul. 2023. Web. 2 Aug. 2023.