Sew a pretty sundress for 10 inch dolls with today’s free PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Hawaii #DollClothes

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Today’s tutorial video will show you how to make a pretty sun dress for 10 inch dolls like Disney’s Moana fashion dolls, vintage 1980’s Skipper, and a number of other dolls with similar measurements. Scroll down to the first set of bullets to see all the dolls this pattern will fit.

A Mattel Skipper doll from the 1980's looks straight at the viewer with bold blue eyes. She wears a handmade ball gown with tiny straps. The general color of the dress is purple. The background behind her is blue with a white floor. She wears tiny white plastic flat shoes.
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You can make today’s dress with straps, like the one you see on vintage 1980’s Skipper above…

But you can also make this dress without straps, as Moana is modeling in the lovely “celestial” fabric below…

A Moana doll turns slightly to the viewer's right, and her hands are spread out, as if she's spinning to flare the skirt of her lovely "celestial" evening gown. This is a strapless dress in blue, with a skirt that's printed like the night sky.
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Of course you could use some ribbons for the straps on this dress, and if you’d like to learn more about how that’s done, revisit a recent blog post I wrote about “10 Ways to Use Ribbons When Sewing Doll Clothes.” Please click the link I’ve provided there, to learn more.

A 1980's Skipper with very long, fluffy hair seems to dance across a white floor with a turquoise blue wall behind her. The sundress she wears is a long purple one with a cotton/polyester floral print skirt and a solid purple felt bodice that has a 1/2 inch bias tape (in white cotton) around the top of the purple felt bodice. The straps of the dress are spaghetti strap-thin and made of the same floral print as the skirt.
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To make this lovely sun dress for your ten inch dolls, you’ll need some size 3/0 Dritz snapscotton fabric and some sturdy craft felt.

You’ll also need a bit of half-inch double-fold bias tape in a color that either matches or contrasts with your felt. Here’s a close look at how the bias tape attaches to the felt bodice:

A lovely 10 inch Moana doll gazes toward the viewer. Her hair is pulled back, and she wears a strapless dress. The bodice of the dress is the focus of the image, with a deep turquoise blue felt bodice that has darts sewn in it, and the top half of the bodice is made with a half inch navy blue double-fold bias tape. The bias tape has been hand stitched to the blue felt bodice. Without straps, Moana's shoulders gracefully slope down to her arms, which are spread wide to hold the skirt (which is out of view).
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If you want to find a fabric that’s similar to Moana’s “celestial fabric” for your dress, click on that link, and if you want to locate some purple floral fabric like my Skipper dress uses, I’ve provided a link there too.

A platinum blond Malibu Skipper from the 1980's stands in profile, modeling a handmade long sundress. The bodice of the dress is made with purple felt, and the skirt of the dress is made with a cotton/polyester blend fabric that's decorated in blue, lime green, and white flowers.
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Today’s patterns will fit these dolls*:

*Note: the dress is much shorter on the dolls with asterisks.

A Disney Moana doll models a pretty blue strapless dress within a purple frame, over which we read the words "free pattern" and the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in one corner.
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Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the dress shown in the video at the top of this page:

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Skipper glides across a white floor, wearing her handmade purple, blue, and white strappy sundress. This is a vintage Skipper from the 1980's with very long blond hair and bangs. Her purple dress's bodice is made of felt while the skirt is made of a cotton blend, printed with tiny multicolored flowers on a purple background.
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If you’ve ever had a dress turn out to be too tight for your doll after you’ve sewn it, then my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” on the Creative Spark platform could help you.

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." If you sign up for one of Chelly Wood's Creative Spark online courses, you can create a doll wardrobe to suit dolls of any shape and size. Find out more at CreativeSpark.ctpub.com

Once you sign up for one of my courses on Creative Spark, the class’s videos will remain open for you to view over and over again. There’s no specific time limit to your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.

Within a purple frame, a Skipper doll from the 1980's era models a handmade purple floral sundress. Beside this photo, the text reads "free pattern" and under that, the Chelly Wood dot com logo appears.
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Moana wears her hair back in a series of braids pulled together to form a pony tail. Her handmade doll dress uses rich turquoise blue felt for the bodice, topped with a strip of navy blue cotton bias tape. The skirt is gathered at the waist and flares out to the floor length. It's made of a mottled blue celestial fabric dotted with tiny gold flecks, like stars in a blue universe. The doll stands in a room with a purple wall and wooden floor. She looks ready to attend a gala affair.
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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, but the links below do not necessarily help support this website (whereas the links in the bulleted list at the top DO support this website, as the top links are affiliate marketing links).

Skipper, Petite Barbie dolls, Creatable World, vintage Francie, DC Superhero Girls, vintage Skipper, and vintage Sunshine Family 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.

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

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.

Disney Princess, Moana, and Disney fairy 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.

Project MC Squared dolls and Rainbow High dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website or the Rainbow High website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

According to Wikipedia, “Ideal Toy Company was an American toy company founded by Morris Michtom and his wife, Rose. During the post–World War II baby boom era, Ideal became the largest doll-making company in the United States.” They produced the Tammy family line of dolls, including Ideal Pepper dolls, but eventually the Tammy line of dolls went out of production (with the exception of the Sindy doll — the UK version — which has had a recent revival). There have been a complicated series of sales of rights for Ideal toys since then, and you can read about it on Wikipedia, if you’re interested. But at the time of this blog post, the trademark name “Tammy” for these dolls was abandoned and has remained “dead” (according to the US Trademark database) since 2004.

According to Wikipedia (as of 9 January 2022), Strawberry Shortcake “is a cartoon character used in greeting cards published by American Greetings. The line was later expanded to include dolls… 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.

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