Sarong-style skirts are so pretty! However, pleats can appear intimidating—until now. The Aloha Sarong Skirt uses a very easy, non-standard method to mark and create the pleats that are the hallmark of this skirt. If you hate chalk and marking pens, this pattern is for you!
In addition to taking the fear out of pleating, the skirt also features a child-friendly elastic-back waistband for a universal fit, and a faux-wrap overskirt and underskirt. Easy on, easy off, and easy to make! Finally, if you’re new to sewing and want to ease into the idea of a sarong, an easy simplified version of the skirt without the pleats is also included. The comprehensive, step-by-step directions with photos make this PDF pattern easy to follow and sew. Complete the look by pairing this skirt with the Aloha Pleated Top!
This pattern was sized on a recently purchased American Girl Doll (Chest: 11”, Waist: 10-1/2”, Hips: 12 -½”). The key measurement in this pattern is the width of the hips. If your doll’s hips are larger than 12 -½”, you may need to make adjustments to the pattern for an optimal fit. This skirt will also fit Journey Girls dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Medium-weight quilter's cotton with a soft drape is ideal. Lightweight versions of twill, denim, and sateen are also suitable.
-One 5” long piece of 3/8” elastic
-Optional: hammer for flattening the Tie
-1/3 yd. of medium-weight quilter’s cotton or other similar fabric
-One small safety pin
Skill Level: Easy and Intermediate
What You Get: One 31 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.Download, Print, Sew!
I was curious about the way the pleats are made, and made the piece up both ways. This designer's method is WAY easier! Good instructions and it's one of my favorite skirts, just the right length. Highly recommended!
This is just the pattern I have been hoping for! The pattern is easy to follow. A perfect fit is made possible by being able to adjust the wrap along with the bit of elastic in the back. The side tie is darling and adds that special punch. I made two right away for gifts. Great pattern!
Love this pattern. Very easy and instructions are very good.
The Sarong Skirt is adorable. The pattern instructions are very thorough. I really enjoyed making this.
Great pattern. Easy to follow instructions.