The Elastic-Back Circle Skirt Pattern was originally created because I wanted to adapt the NOT! For Knits Circle Skirt pattern for a variety of dolls, and while doing so realized that a historically accurate set-in waistband didn't work for dolls with hard bodies and protruding bellies. After some experimentation, I did come up with a solution that satisfied me: a waistband that had a flat front for an authentic historical look, but an elasticized back for a good fit. I also realized that a simpler construction technique could be used and that the pattern draft also had the advantage of creating a universal fit for soft-bodied doll brands, whose lovable stuffed bodies can have widely varying measurements. Hence, the birth of the Elastic-Back Circle Skirt! The skirt features two lengths: a retro 1950's below-knee length and a modern above-the-knee length. And if you want your skirt just a bit shorter, simply cut off the hem allowance on the knee-length version of the pattern, cut your skirt out, and sew! A bonus petticoat is also included for dolls that enjoy fluff and frills. It's a fun and easy quick-sewing project, so your Gotz and Journey Girls dolls will be twirling around in their full skirts in no time!
Recommended Fabrics: For the skirt: Closely woven medium-weight fabrics made from natural fibers with some drape; for the petticoat: Soft lightweight fabrics such as batiste or lawn
Options 1 and 2:
1. 1/3 yd. light-to-medium weight woven fabric with some drape
2. 4" of 3/8" wide elastic*
3. Matching thread
For the Petticoat:
1. Three yds. of 6” wide tulle-on-a-spool
2. ¼ yd. of lightweight woven fabric such as batiste or lawn
3. 8-3/4" piece of 5/8" wide elastic (regular or foldover)
Skill Level: Easy
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. 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!