Button Front Mini Skirt 18" Doll Clothes pattern

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A new classic from Liberty Jane® - The Button Front Mini Skirt designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®. This cute button front skirt is the perfect go-to piece for every wardrobe.  The button front design can be sewn as functional or as a faux look. The skirt is designed with four front panels and 3 back panels, which adds interest to the original classic denim mini skirt design. The skirt front has a flat waistband while the back has enclosed elastic which makes it an easy on and off piece. The side seams of the waistband are ingeniously sewn together with enclosed seams for a clean and professional look. Bring out the seaming details with contrast thread or keep it matching for a more dressed up version. There are so many looks you can achieve with your fabric and thread choices!

Suggested fabrics for this PDF sewing pattern include: denim, twill, canvas, corduroy, velveteen, faux leather or suede. It is important to note a 1/4” button is highly suggested in order to achieve the right scale and ‘real clothes’ look. If you are having trouble finding small buttons, look also at your local craft store for beads that can look like buttons. This is a great trick when using a faux button closure! Be sure to check out our selection of Pixie Packs for  denim and notions for this project!

Bonus distressing tip/techniques included!

Supplies Needed:
-1/4 yard mid-weight fabric (denim, twill, corduroy, faux leather, suede, leather)
-5 inch piece of 3/8” elastic
-5 - 1/4” buttons (or metal studs, brads, beads, etc)
-Matching or Contrasting Thread


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 15 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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Vendor: Liberty Jane

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Andrea W.

Really Cute!

The pattern was well written and very easy to follow. I added 3/4" length to it as I felt it was too short, especially since I also have a Maplelea doll who would be wearing it and she has a little longer inseam. I used tiny antique brass coloured brads for the 'buttons' over uncut buttonholes. For the actual closeure, I used 3 black metal snaps. Works perfectly, especially for little fingers.

Button Front Mini Skirt 18 Doll Clothes
Diane A.
United States

Button Front Mini Skirt

Excellent. Very cute pattern.


Excellent pattern!

This pattern is indeed a classic... surprisingly easy and fast with just a few pages of instructions. I used denim and orange thread and it turned out surprisingly well. For the (faux) buttonholes, test your machine settings on a DOUBLE layer first... just sayin... I also loved the instructions on how to distress fabric if desired. Thanks Liberty Jane!

Joy Scott
United States


A fast and easy pattern that is rewarding when finished.

Button Front Mini Skirt 18 Doll Clothes
Denise O.

This is an easy pattern

This is an easy pattern to sew and the fit was great