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.
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!
I have two tips for you if you decide to try this pattern.
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.
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.
See how you can only see the outer fabric?
Without pressing and clipping, this wouldn’t happen as well.
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.
Our girl’s happy American Girl dolls. Well dressed in the clothes we made!