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Last week we saw this pretty floral skirt on a Hairmazing Fashion Forward doll.
Well today I’m pairing the skirt pattern with a new halter top pattern, which as you can see in the video at the top of the page, will fit Disney’s Mirabel character doll (11 inches tall) from the movie Encanto.
She’s not the only doll that will fit in this versatile halter top pattern though! Scroll down to the first set of bullets to see which dolls will fit in both the skirt and the halter top.
But as it says in the video, it’s a good idea to know a thing or two about doll clothes pattern alterations, so you can make sure this halter top will fit your doll in the bust.
Never fear, though! If you’re dying to make this halter top for a different doll, but you’re a little shaky about the ins and outs of pattern alteration, I’ve got you covered! Scroll down past the “Difficulty Scale” image below to learn more.
To make Mirabel’s halter top, you’ll need some jersey fabric (AKA T-shirt fabric), snaps, and a half inch wide single-fold bias tape. To make the skirt with a ruffle, you’ll need some cotton fabric (mine is a small-print floral fabric) and some 1/8 inch elastic for the waistband.
*Today’s doll clothes patterns will fit these dolls:
- Barbie dolls (vintage)
- Barbie dolls, both modern and Made-to-Move
- Curvy Barbie
- Disney Princess 10 to 11 inch dolls
- Disney’s Mirabel dolls
- Francie dolls (vintage)
- Hairmazing Fashion Forward Fashion Dolls
- Ideal Tammy dolls (vintage)
- Made-to-Move Curvy Barbie
- My First Barbie dolls (13 inch)
- Queens of Africa Dolls
#Note: the bust sizes of these dolls will vary, so you need to pay attention to the advice I give in the tutorial video above, to make sure you make alterations to the bust that will suit your doll. The key is to keep trying the halter top on the doll with the steps mentioned in the video. This is why the halter top pattern was given four flowers on my difficulty scale (see image below).
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the skirt and halter top shown in the video at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a fashion doll’s skirt with a ruffle and halter top
- Tutorial video showing how to make the skirt (it shows a different doll, but it’s the same skirt pattern)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the halter top (at the top of this page)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- 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 add a ruffle to a skirt
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Now before I go, let me point out that the halter top pattern has four flowers on my difficulty scale (see below). That means it’s a tricky one for people who are new to sewing because you have to do a little bit of pattern alteration, even if you’re making this halter top for Mirabel.
For anyone who would like to learn how pattern alteration works, you should really check out my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course on the Creative Spark online learning platform. Here’s my bio page on their website, where you can learn more.
For any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to follow a schedule. Just sign up when you’re ready.
It’s a one-time fee for the course, and there’s no specific time limit to finish your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you. So go check out my paid courses on Creative Spark, using this link.
If you’re wishing you could sign up, but you’re just too busy Christmas shopping this time of year to spend any money on yourself, ask a friend, a spouse, or one of your siblings to buy the class for you as a Christmas present. Treat yourself with kindness, and give yourself knowledge this Christmas instead of a bunch of new stuff you don’t have room for in the hall closet…!
To read more about my free sewing patterns and tutorials, please visit the “Helpful Tips” page.
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.