The idea for a doll skirt sewing pattern has been in my mind long ago. So, when I decided to concentrate more on doll patterns and doll crafts, I started thinking of a three-in-one skirt pattern, which is easy to sew.
Designing doll clothing had been my passion when I was a little girl. In fact, you can say that the designer in me, blossomed designing clothes for dolls. Later, when I got two girls and I shifted my focus entirely to girls’ clothing, doll clothing took a back seat. Now that the dolly and me patterns are in vogue, I decided to design a few of them.
These cute little dolly skirts are a treat to your eyes. You can sew it as a mini, midi or maxi skirt for your little girl’s American Girl Doll. Moreover, they are so simple that they can be made even by your little girl (with your supervision of course!).
Doll Skirt Sewing Pattern
This is a tiered skirt pattern, with just one tier for the mini, two for the midi and three for the maxi skirt, which made my designing task easier.
- Fabric Scraps.
- 3/8-inch Elastic- 10.5 inches.
- Sewing Notions.
*The seam allowance is 3/8 inch unless otherwise specified.
Gather all your supplies.
Cut the skirt tiers, referring to the table above (You need to cut just one tier for the mini, two for the midi and three for the maxi skirt).
Let’s do the elastic casing for the waist.
Take the first tier, fold one of the longer edges towards the wrong side, by ½-inch twice and press to set. Sew along the edge of the fold.
****If you are sewing a mini skirt, skip to step- 7. Otherwise, read on.
Next, we need to gather the second tier.
Turn the upper thread tension of your machine to zero and the stitch length to the longest to get a basting stitch. Sew a basting stitch along one of the long raw edges of the second tier, leaving a long tail of thread, 5 to 6 inches long. Pull the thread from the bobbin and gather the tier.
We need to attach the second tier to the first.
With right sides together, align the raw edge of the first tier, with the gathered edge of the second tier. Adjust the gathers to make it uniform and pin in place. Turn the machine settings back to normal and sew them together, removing the pins as you go.
Turn over to the right side and topstitch along the seam line of the two tiers to make it neat and crisp.
****If you are sewing a midi skirt, skip to step- 7. Otherwise, read on.
Take the third tier gather and attach it, just as the second.
Take the 3/8-inch elastic and insert it through the elastic casing, using a safety pin. Secure the ends of the elastic by sewing back and forth a few times.
Let’s hem the lower edge of the skirt.
Fold the lower edge of the skirt by 1/2 inch towards the wrong side and press. Fold again, press and sew.
At this point, you may add any embellishments like lace, ricrac or satin ribbon, if you wish.
Fold the skirt over, with the right sides together and aligning the side seam. Sew along the side seam to join.
Voila, our skirt is done!
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