This button front skirt for an 18 inch doll tutorial is perfect for easy
(and fashionable) dressing of dolly.
Skirts that button up the front are one of the biggest trends for fall, and now your 18″ doll can have one too! This a-line skirt ends at the knee and includes a bias tape waistband and a front placket. I chose to use snaps on my version so that little fingers can dress and undress their doll on their own, but you can easily swap them out for buttons and buttonholes.
The fabric I used is a light grey quilting cotton, but any light to medium weight woven fabric will work. I paired the skirt with a store bought tee and a pair of cuffed leggings; you can find a free pattern for those here.
This doll skirt is a simplified version of one of my most popular patterns, the Maple Skirt. You can purchase the girls’ and women’s version in my shop.
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)
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.
Step 2 – Sew the Sides
Step 3 – Make the Top
Step 4 – Make the Placket
Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below:
More FREE American Girl Doll Patterns:
- Doll Mermaid Costume
- Doll Peplum Coat
- Doll Fur Vest
- Doll Knit Joggers
- Cute Chambray Party Dress
- Pocket Tee for Dolly
- Fleece Ribbon Hat
- Leather Fringe Purse
- 18″ Doll Sleeping Bag Tutorial
- Long Coat for 18″ Doll Pattern
- Cuffed Leggings for Dolly
- Doll Cardigan
- Tiered Ruffle Skirt
- 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