Sarong-style skirts are so pretty! However, pleats can appear intimidating—until now. The Aloha Sarong Skirt, by Forever 18 Inches, 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!
Easy and quick to make. Nice pattern.
This is a wonderfully easy pattern and turned out so cute. I'm glad there is elastic in the back since it makes the skirt easy to adjust to different size dolls.
I love this little skirt! I made it for my niece's Journey Girls Doll, and it fit just fine with a slightly shorter piece of elastic in the back.
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!