Sewing American Girl Reversible Wrap Skirts

My friend Chiriga and I got together a few times to make clothes for our girl’s American Girl Dolls. These dolls are 18″, so these patterns will work for any 18″ doll. She found this pattern on Pinterest and tried it first. Twirls for Girls Dolly Wrap Skirt. It is a free American Girl doll clothes pattern.

Here is the skirt that she made with this pattern.
Free American Girl doll clothes pattern to sew a reversible skirt for your American Girl doll #sewing #AmericanGirl

The day she made this skirt, I was working on t-shirts for my girl’s dolls (which I will blog about next time). The skirt looked so easy, I decided to give it a try.

This pattern is super easy. The resulting skirt is super cute, too! Love that combination!

Free American Girl doll clothes pattern to sew a reversible skirt for your American Girl doll #sewing #AmericanGirl
I have two tips for you if you decide to try this pattern.
  1. Follow the directions up to the point of turning the skirt. Prior to turning the skirt right side out, clip the corners to remove extra fabric that will bulk up when you turn the skirt right side out.
  2. Take the time to press the seams prior to turning the skirt right side out.

The directions don’t say to do either of these things. When you look at the patterns that Snowflake wanted combined on the bottom skirt in the picture above, you can see why I wanted to be careful. I didn’t want those opposing fabrics to be showing depending on which way the skirt was currently being worn. By clipping the corners and pressing the seams both before and after turning the skirt, the skirts are on the dolls, you can’t see the opposite fabric. That is exactly how I wanted it.
Free American Girl doll clothes pattern to sew a reversible skirt for your American Girl doll #sewing #AmericanGirl
See how you can only see the outer fabric?

Without pressing and clipping, this wouldn’t happen as well.
Free American Girl doll clothes pattern to sew a reversible skirt for your American Girl doll #sewing #AmericanGirl
Next time, I will blog about the 2 t-shirts I made for the dolls and my lessons learned there. Hopefully they can help you.
Free American Girl doll clothes pattern to sew a reversible skirt for your American Girl doll #sewing #AmericanGirl
Our girl’s happy American Girl dolls. Well dressed in the clothes we made!

You can learn about the drawstring dresses the dolls are wearing in my post: American Girl Drawstring Dress

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  • K Coake - July 18, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    I’m so glad you found the post helpful! I hope to find time soon to do some more sewing for American Girl Dolls…so I will try to keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • wrap around skirt - July 18, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    Hi. Just a quick note to let you know that I truly appreciated this post. I have been looking for this kind of information. Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • K Coake - July 18, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    Yes we have one about 1.5 hours from us. Thankfully easy enough to get to and have some fun occasionally, but not close enough to do serious damage. Enjoy your store and let me know if you make some, I would love to see pictures of your combinations!ReplyCancel

  • Trish @ Uncommon - July 18, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    These are so cute!  I have two little girls who would love to pick out fabric for me to make them!  Thanks for the added tips, too!
    Take care,

  • K Coake - July 18, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    Glad you like them and glad the tips may come in handy for someone.
    I put it on another reply to a different comment, but I wanted to apologize for not getting your button on my blog posts this week. I’m not sure how that happened as I try to be really careful to get those added. Sorry about that.
    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Pam - July 18, 2012 - 9:47 pm

    SO cute and beautifully sewn!!! Thanks for the link to the pattern…ReplyCancel

  • Diana - FreeStyleMama - September 30, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    I was stopping by from another blog hop today and saw this post pop up from LinkWithIn. Super cute and I had to pin it!

    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network
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    • K Coake - October 1, 2012 - 2:03 am

      Thanks so much! Thanks for pinning as well!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - December 15, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    Love this idea! And I will need it since my two youngest are getting 18″ dolls for Christmas. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

    • K Coake - December 20, 2012 - 5:06 am

      I hope you try this skirt out. It is such an easy pattern and gives such cute results. I’ve made them a bunch of times now. I have another post of these going on Monday…I made a Holiday version. Super quick and easy. Hope you like them if you make them!

  • SM FOye - January 1, 2013 - 12:33 am

    The tips are most helpful. However, I cannot find the directions for the reversible wrap skirt, only the two pattern pieces. Can someone guide me?ReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 7, 2013 - 2:44 am

      When you downloaded the files from that site, there should have been 2 files. The one you have are the pattern pieces and is 2 pages long. There should be another file that you get/got that is 6 pages long and has the directions.

  • Julie Boarder - January 18, 2013 - 12:55 am

    These are just adorable! I found your blog through Shabby Creek Cottage when I was linking some American Girl crocheted hats I made for my neices dolls. I’m going to share these patterns with my mom and see if we can make them some pretty skirts too – love the fabric!!

    I am now following you and can’t wait to see what else you do!

    Julie (in case you want to see our hats – it was a family project!!)ReplyCancel

    • K Coake - January 19, 2013 - 2:51 am

      Thanks so much! I’m going to head over and see your hats…sounds really cute.
      Take care,

  • Nancy Bandzuch - February 13, 2013 - 6:24 am

    how wonderful–my niece would FREAK if I made this for her!
    I am stopping by from Wow me Wednesday–and I was looking through your projects–tons of great stuff!
    I am hosting a link party for OLD projects–that’s right, old posts, you know, the stuff we posted when only our husband and moms were reading our blogs (or was that just me?!?)
    Hope you come link up and give some of these posts new exposure!

    • K Coake - February 14, 2013 - 2:14 am

      Thanks so much, Nancy! My girls love their skirts and I have made many more of them, too. They are fun and super easy.

  • […] sure of the time). I recommend the same two tips I gave you in my first post about these skirts (Sewing American Girl Reversible Wrap Skirts). Those two tips, in my opinion, help with getting things to lay flat and such when you turn the […]ReplyCancel

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