This button front skirt for an 18 inch doll tutorial is perfect for easy
(and fashionable) dressing of dolly.
fat quarter light to medium weight woven fabric
scrap light weight fusible interfacing
1/4 yard 1/2″ bias binding (packaged or make your own)
Sewing Essentials pins, thread, needles etc.
Button Front Skirt for an 18 inch Doll Tutorial
Step 1 – Begin the Skirt
You will need to assemble the free pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the sewing pattern click here.
Seam allowance is 3/8″.
Cut 3/4″ strips of interfacing. Fuse to the WRONG side of the center fronts, beginning 1/2″ below the waistline. (It is marked in grey on the front pattern piece). This reinforces the snaps.
Finish bottom and side edges of fronts and back with a zigzag stitch or a serger.
Step 2 – Sew the Sides
Press center fronts to the wrong side by 3/4″ as marked on the pattern piece with a dashed line. This will be the front placket.
Pin and stitch skirt fronts to back at side seams, right sides together. Press seams open.
Step 3 – Make the Top
Sandwich bias binding over the waist of the skirt. Stitch in place.
Fold up bottom hem of the skirt 1/4″ to the wrong side. Topstitch.
Step 4 – Make the Placket
Fold center front placket to the wrong side (it was previously pressed in step 3). Topstitch along the raw edge.
Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below:
More FREE American Girl Doll Patterns:
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- Doll Peplum Coat
- Doll Fur Vest
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- Cute Chambray Party Dress
- Pocket Tee for Dolly
- Fleece Ribbon Hat
- Leather Fringe Purse
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- Long Coat for 18″ Doll Pattern
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- Doll Robe
- Doll Sleeping Bag Pack
- Doll Basic Fleece Pants
- Doll Boutique Pants
- You can see all of the Free American Girl Doll Patterns here
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