How Frilling 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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A gorgeous fitted skirt with ruffled sides, belt loops and a chain belt just for fun. Your 18-inch girl will look adorable in this pretty, summery, any-time skirt. Made from Medium-weight and Cotton fabrics, the skirt has cute ruffled side panels; top-stitched side seams to highlight the skirt’s shape, belt loops front and back and closes with Hook and Loop Tape in back. A chain belt is stitched close to the back opening and threaded through the loops to the front. This easy PDF pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.

Supplies Needed:
Fabric Used – Medium-weight Denim, Broadcloth, Twill and Faux Suede were used for the bodies of the Skirts and Quilters’ Cotton for the side ruffles and belt loops. A length of gold chain was threaded through the belt loops for added sparkle and fun. Any medium-weight woven fabric would be suitable for the skirt body. Use lace, cotton, taffeta, etc. for the side ruffles – anything goes, the choice is yours. This skirt is also a great way to use up scraps.

Fabric Requirements:
Skirt Front, Backs, Side Panels & Waistband : Medium weight fabric of choice - 9” x 20”
Side Ruffles and Belt Loops : Quilters Cotton or Fabric of Choice - 8” x 32”

Hook & Loop Tape for Skirt Closure at Back : 5” x 3/8” wide
Snap Closure for Waistband : 1 x 3/8” wide
Chain for Belt – as desired : 20”

Matching and Contrasting Thread, Twin Needle, Jeans Needle (optional), Leather Needle (optional), Ruffler Foot (optional), Marking Pen or Tailor’s Chalk, Tailor’s Carbon Paper, small Safety Pin, Side Cutters, general sewing supplies.

A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a ‘Universal 40/80 Twin Needle’, a Walking Foot, General Purpose Foot and ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process. A Ruffler Foot would be convenient but is not essential.

Skill Level:  Easy Intermediate

What You Get: One 28 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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Fabulous Frills

I love this pattern. The construction and fit is wonderful, every measurement is taken into consideration. Directions are spot-on and easy to follow, and as for those frills, love them. Fabulous frills, fabulous pattern.

Nelspruit South Africa

lovely frills

Very good fiitted skirt. Although the frills did take a bit of time it is very easy to make. Well worth the effort Thanks for instructiions that made it so easy to follow.