Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing patterns and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos.
When I first designed today’s crop top, I was designing it to fit the LOL Surprise! OMG dolls, but once I got the thing made, I decided that although the crop top does fit her in the hips (the most challenging area of the LOL Surprise dolls when you’re designing patterns), it’s a little bit wide in the arm hole area.
So I tried it on quite a few other dolls in the 8, 9, and 10 inch range. It fits a ton of dolls, as you’ll see in the first set of bullets, but I was especially enamored by the Creatable World dolls as models. How cute is this?
You’ll find that the pants pattern is included with the crop top pattern, and I just love how nicely the Creatable World doll‘s combat boots go with the whole outfit!
This crop top is especially swingy, as you can see in the image above. I used a strip of 3/4 inch wide Velcro cut in half down the middle (cut vertically, down the middle of the long strip) for my back closure on the shirt.
Later on, I’ll probably go ahead and post this swingy crop top for the LOL Surprise OMG dolls too, but I may tweak the pattern a bit before I do that. So if you’re a fan of LOL Surprise! dolls, be patient. This crop top will very likely be coming your way too, eventually…
*Today’s free patterns will fit the following dolls:
- Creatable World (10 inch) dolls
- Dora and Friends (8 inch) dolls
- Bratz dolls (both male and female 8”)
- Moana (9 and ½ inch) dolls
- Pepper (vintage 9” dolls — sister of Ideal Tammy )
- Skipper from the 1980’s (10 inch dolls)
- Stacie dolls (9” from Mattel — Barbie’s little sister)
- Sunshine Family (8 and ½ to 9 inch) dolls
- Tinkerbell fairy dolls (9+ inches from Jakks — Disney dolls)
- World of Love dolls from Hasbro (8 inch)
Here’s the free printable PDF doll clothes sewing pattern for making today’s doll clothes:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for cargo pants and swingy crop top
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pants
- Tutorial video showing how to make the swingy crop top (at the top of this page)
- 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
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to use selvage
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Let’s say you wanted the cargo pants to be longer and wider. How would you change the pattern?
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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.
Stacie, Creatable World, vintage Sunshine Family, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, and Skipper 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.
Bratz dolls and LOL Surprise! OMG 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.
Disney fairy dolls and Moana 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. The “Chelly Wood” doll that is featured in my video is actually a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-designed (by my daughters when they were young) to look like the real Chelly Wood. However ChellyWood LLC and ChellyWood.com are not affiliated with the Spin Master toy company.
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.
At the time of this blog post, the vintage Pepper doll is no longer made, and there is not a working trademark for these dolls. However Pepper was once made by Ideal Toy Corp. Click here to find out what Doll Reference has to say about them and their history.