For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
This lovely Hairmazing Fashion Forward doll was a gift from my sister-in-law, and I’m making her a whole new wardrobe. YAY! (So fun!)
If you live in the southern hemisphere of planet earth, summer is right around the corner. So it’s time to make a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, right?
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To make today’s high-waisted shorts with a fly front, you’ll need some cotton fabric (mine uses a small-print fabric, on the outside and a solid color of cotton for the lining), and you’ll also need some snaps.
Now jersey fabric can be quite expensive, so I recommend buying it second-hand. Checkout my FabScrap video to learn more about how you can help save our planet buy purchasing your fabric through a recycling program!
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Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
- Disney Princess 10 inch dolls
- Hairmazing Fashion Forward Fashion Dolls
- Petite Barbie dolls
- Project MC Squared dolls
Note: this crop top looks a little more “cropped” on some of the dolls mentioned above, and the shorts do fit both the Project MC Squared dolls and the Disney princess dolls just a little loosely.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown in the video at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a fashion doll’s shorts
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shorts
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a fashion doll’s crop top T-shirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the crop top tee shirt
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- 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 sew snaps on fabric
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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” classes on the Creative Spark online learning platform. Here’s my bio page on their website, where you can learn more.
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
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.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
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.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie 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.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
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.
The Hairmazing dolls are made by Just Play, LLC, of Florida, and at the time of this blog post, they still own the trademark rights to these dolls. To learn more about their company and the dolls, accessories, and playsets they make, please visit their website.
ChellyWood.com and ChellyWood LLC are not affiliated with any of the doll or toy companies mentioned in this blog post.