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The Anna version of this skirt used elastic cord, rather than flat elastic. To read all the tips on how to use cord elastic instead of flat elastic for your miniature skirt, please click here.
Isn’t my little Heart Family baby doll sweet in this teeny-tiny skirt and top?
She’s one of the smallest dolls I have created sewing patterns for, standing at 10 cm tall (on her tippy toes), which equals 4 inches, approximately, in imperial measurements.
That tiny size is why I recommend using elastic cord rather than flat elastic for your skirt’s casing.
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 (4 inches or 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)
Okay, but what if you want a cotton shirt with long sleeves? That’s not too hard if you sign up for my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns.” Or maybe you wish you had an overalls pattern for your Heart Family baby dolls. If so, I’ve got a class for doll pants design as well!
In my class on Creative Spark, you’ll learn how to lengthen and shorten sleeves, how to lengthen and shorten the bodice portion of the shirt, and even how to re-size patterns — yes! You can take an 8″ baby doll pattern and shrink it down to the Heart Family baby doll’s size with my formula!
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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.