I'm excited to have little ones in my life again that enjoy having me sew clothing for their dolls. I created and sewed this skirt for both an 18" and Barbie doll as well a girl's size 5 (tutorials coming - I'll provide links once they're up).
This doll skirt is easy to sew and is a great way to use up your scraps.
- Six 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" fabric pieces.
- One 18" x 4" fabric pieces.
- One 18" piece of 1/4" elastic.
- Coordinating thread.
- Step 1: Cut your fabric: Six 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" rectangles and one 18" x 4" rectangle. My sample used three coordinating polka dot prints for the panel and a contrast color for the bottom band.
- Step 2: Using a 1/4" seam allowance, with wrong sides facing stitch the six rectangles together along the 5-1/2" side; leave one end unsewn.
- Step 3: Fold the 18" x 4" rectangle in half lengthwise with wrong sides facing; press.
- Step 4: Place the raw edge of the folded rectangle along the bottom raw edge of the skirt; pin. Stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seam toward the skirt. If desired, on the right side of the skirt topstitch the seam allowance in place.
- Step 5: Fold the upper raw edge of the skirt 1/4" toward the wrong side; press.
- Step 6: Fold again 1/2" toward the wrong side; press. Stitch close to the first fold creating a casing for the elastic.
- Step 7: Cut a 12" piece of 1/4" elastic.
- Step 8: Place a safety pin on one end of the elastic and thread the elastic through the casing. Be sure to secure the elastic at each end of the casing with a pin.
- Step 9: Stitch through all layers on each end of the skirt to secure the elastic.
- Step 10: To stitch the last seam, place the remaining skirt edges wrong sides together; pin. Stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance being sure to catch the elastic in the seam. If desired finish the seam with a zig-zag stitch. Turn skirt right side out.
- Step 11: Turn skirt right side out. Place on doll. Admire your work.
If you enjoy sewing doll clothes, be sure to check out the tutorials-doll clothing tab for more doll fashions as well as tips for sewing itty-bitty clothing.
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