Leesburg Mini Skirt 18" Doll Clothes

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A stylish A-line skirt with just enough detail, the Leesburg Mini has an inverted pleat in the front, front slant pockets, back darts, and a waistband with belt loops. The waistband is cut on the bias for a little give and a flatter fit. Choice of zipper or hook and loop for the back. An optional blind hem tutorial is included for those that want a dressier skirt. The pockets and belt loops are also optional. This is a good skirt to up your skills on. Start without the pockets, belt loops and blind hem. Work up to the intermediate skills as you learn. Cutting lines are included for the larger pre-Mattel dolls.
Leesburg is an old historic town that sits along the Potomac River in northern Virginia. Settlement began there in the early 1700s. The town was formed in 1758 and named after Thomas Lee, born and raised in Virginia. Due to its location, Leesburg played a role in many wars including the War of 1812, serving as a temporary haven for the US Government. Today, Leesburg’s Historic District is considered one of the most picturesque and best preserved in Virginia.

Recommended Fabrics:  Lightweight woven fabrics, such as chambray, quilting cottons, light-weight linens, light-weight denim, light-weight twill, pinwale corduroy. 

Supplies Needed:
• Fabric – 1/4 yard
• Snap or hook & eye for back of waistband
• 4” or longer zipper, or hook and loop tape
• 12” of seam tape for skirt hem (optional, for doing blind hem)
• 15” of 3/8” wide grosgrain ribbon (optional for belt)
• Buckle for belt
• Anti-fray liquid such as Fray Check

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and Intermediate Versions

What You Get: One 21 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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Leesburg Mini

A great pattern! easy to follow with added alternatives for completing your skirt. My Samantha needs several of these skirts. We love the little details. Great job Gaby!

Kathi M


The pattern is so easy and turns out so adorable! It's a must do!

Leesburg Mini Skirt 18 Doll Clothes
Rachel K
Michigan, USA

Leesburg mini skirt

I love this skirt. It has a blind hem tutorial with great pictures to help you figure it out (my first ever blind hem) and a zipper in the back (or Velcro, I used a zipper), plus a pleat in front. Oh, and real optional working pockets!


Leesburg Mini Skirt

I love the fit on this skirt. Gaby did a nice job designing the curves and darts to give this one a slim waist, while flaring out to give a nice silhouette skirt. I love tailored details like the pleat and pockets. And belt loops! And a belt! Added value with this pattern -- a detailed tutorial for sewing a machine blind hem. Also detailed instructions to sew a zipper closing. OMG - I love anything that keeps me from having to hand stitch!