Classic Skirt Bundle 18" Doll Clothes

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You can make two stylish skirts for your 18" doll with the Classic Skirt Bundle pattern from Forever 18 Inches! This pattern includes instructions for making a trendy faux button front skirt with a fitted yoke and a popular easy paper bag skirt. You can make tons of cute skirts by using a variety of different fabrics and buttons. Your doll will have the perfect skirt to wear with every cute top in her closet!

This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:  Medium weight quilter's cotton with a bit of drape and tight weave are ideal.  

Supplies Needed:
Button Front Skirt:
Option No. 1: (With elasticized yoke)
-1/4 yd. of light to medium weight woven fabric.
-Seven ¼” ( or smaller) buttons
-Contrasting thread
-Three snaps ( two medium-size snaps, and one small snap)
-One 6” piece of 1/4” elastic
Optional: ¼” graph paper to make the skirt and belt loop pattern pieces

Option No. 2: (Without elasticized yoke)
-The list is the same as Option No. 1, minus the elastic.
-Optional: Buttons for the back closing

Paper Bag Skirt:
Option No. 1:
1. 1/4 yd. lightweight woven fabric (cut on the
straight grain)
2. Matching and contrast thread.
3. One piece of 3/8” elastic, cut to the doll’s waist size (about 11”)
4. Fray Check

Option No. 2
1. 1/4 yd. medium weight woven fabric (cut on the straight grain) OR 1/3 yd. medium weight woven fabric (cut on the cross-grain)
2. Matching and contrast thread.
3. One piece of of 3/8” elastic, cut to the doll’s waist size (about 11”)
4. Fray Check

Option No. 3
1. 1/4 yd. medium weight woven fabric (cut on the straight grain)
2. Matching and contrast thread.
3. One piece of 3/8” elastic, cut to the doll’s waist size (about 11”)
4. 6 buttons (1/4”)
5. Fray Check

Skill Level: Easy and Intermediate 


What You Get: One 34 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 to purchase.


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Maria F.
United States United States
Great skirt pattern

I made the skirt for my doll, the instructions are easy to follow. the skirt looks sooo cute!


Love this pattern! It's quick to make and has a crafted, finished look. I made the paper bag skirt in a black lightweight wool and it had a nice 'uptown' look when finished with the contrasting colored thread. It also looked good in denim, cut a bit shorter and stitched with orange thread. The front placket is easy and adds a nice detail. Thanks for the pattern. Now on to the button front!

Kathy m.
Classic skirt bundle

So versatile. I love this pattern. The fit is perfect and the instructions are great.

United States
Classic Skirt Bundle Fun

As usual, I read through all of the directions before printing the pattern and I love how clearly they are written. What I love is that even an intermediate or more experienced sewer can pick up new tips from assembling a pattern from Pixie Faire. I have cut out two skirts and can't wait to start sewing - after housework of course!

Sandy S.
Yorba Linda, CA
Love the Contour Belt Pattern!

Love this pattern! Best of all is the contour belt.. It fits PERFECTLY! Made it with a simple gathered skirt. Next will be the Western style out of denim. And also, the paper bag skirt. I’m a very slow sewer. (I think I could make an adult wedding dress faster then some of the doll dresses I’ve made.) This went very fast – and was very easy. Thank you.