Doll Skirt Sewing Pattern Free, American Doll Pattern

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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.






Free skirt pattern for 18 inch American Doll

Free Doll Skirt pattern


This is a tiered skirt pattern for 18 inch American doll.

Midi Skirt Pattern for American Doll

Free doll skirt sewing pattern for American 18 inch dolls.

Maxi Skirt Pattern for American Doll.

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!).

If you would love to see more of my AG doll patterns, find them here:

Midi/ Maxi Dress Sewing Pattern for AG Dolls


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.

Supplies Needed:

  • Fabric Scraps.
  • 3/8-inch Elastic- 10.5 inches.
  • Sewing Notions.

Measurement Chart:




*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.


Step- 8

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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  1. July 11, 2019 / 10:32 am

    can you please send me the pattrern for the midi and max american dress for 18 inch doll i have purchase it thanks

    • Surayya
      May 27, 2020 / 2:57 pm

      The pattern has been e-mailed, please check your inbox.

  2. August 22, 2019 / 4:16 am

    Do you have any video of that? I’d want to find out more details.

    • Surayya
      April 1, 2020 / 6:30 pm

      I am sorry I do not have a video of the pattern.

  3. Cathie E. Peck
    April 11, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Eureka! I just found your AG doll tiered skirt directions on Pinterest. Where have you been all my life? I have wanted to make a three tiered skirt and just too lazy to put the effort into designing my own pattern. Why reinvent the wheel? Your skirts are so cute, I just know a lot of little girls are going to be delighted. I especially found your tip on loosening the upper thread tension for the basting stitch useful. I found the directions easy to understand and the numerous photographs helpful. I am looking forward to exploring your additional patterns. Thank you for your sharing your Tiered Skirt Pattern. I’ll post a couple pictures of my creations.

    • Surayya
      April 11, 2020 / 6:03 pm

      I woke up to your beautiful message this morning and it made my day! I put a lot of effort and thought into this and I am glad you loved it. I appreciate the fact that you took your time to express it! And yes, do post the pictures of your skirt once you are done!

  4. Kim
    May 24, 2020 / 5:39 pm

    Hi, these are so cute. Just wondering if the measurements for the rectangles are in inches or cm. Thanks.

    • Surayya
      May 24, 2020 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks! The measurements are in inches.

  5. Judy
    June 12, 2020 / 11:44 pm

    How do I download the pattern?

  6. Mary
    September 7, 2020 / 1:07 am

    I love all the styles of these skirts. I have just started making 18 inch doll clothes for my Great Grand daughters, they love dressing thier dolls. I was wondering if there is an actual pattern and if there is where do i download it from or is the tutorial the pattern. I’m all for easy nowadays and i’am so glad i found your site. Thank you

  7. Marzia Cozzolino
    December 15, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    Could we please have the printable pattern for the skirts? Thank you

  8. Anita
    December 16, 2020 / 3:21 pm

    This is so great. I am planning on giving 5 of my granddaughters projects for Christmas: knitting, crocheting, plastic canvassing, needle pointing, and sewing. This will be perfect for the sewing.
    Thnj you.

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