NOT! for Knits Circle Skirt 18" Doll Clothes

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Attention all knit-phobic seamstresses! Does your doll dream of days when girls wore twirly petticoats? Do you have a soft spot for vintage fashion? Have you been longing to make a circle-style skirt, but depriving your doll because you thought you had to use knit fabrics? Now you can both feel special when you style your own retro-style Circle Skirt and bonus Petticoat by Forever 18 Inches!

All the options and variations of this special PDF pattern are designed with a full circle skirt. You can use delicate layers with Option 1, make an easy-level contemporary skirt with Option 2, or sew an authentic historical version with Option 3.

All versions of the skirts can be worn with the optional petticoat for a fun retro look, or without it for a contemporary vibe. It's designed to peek out from the skirt hem, so be sure to play with all the fun possibilities with color!

Best of all, all options are specifically designed for woven fabrics. When you choose this skirt pattern, you're not acting like a coward, you're being historically accurate! Now--go hold your head high and sew:)

This pattern was sized on a recently purchased American Girl Doll (Chest: 11”, Waist: 10 ¾”, Hips: 12 ½”). If your doll is older/larger/smaller, you may need to make adjustments to the pattern for an optimal fit.

Recommended Fabrics:  Skirt Overlay: Mesh or soft lace, Lining: lightweight silky-feel fabrics, all others: medium-weight fabric with a bit of drape

Supplies Needed:
Option 1:
-½ yd. mesh fabric OR ¼ yd. lace with a good drape (for the Overlay). DO NOT SUBSTITUTE TULLE.
-¼ yd. lightweight lining fabric
-1/3 yd. of 5/8” OR ¾” elastic (either regular or foldover (FOE)
-Matching thread
-Small, very sharp scissors if hemming the Skirt lining (rather than serging or zigzagging)

Option 2:
-¼ yd. medium-weight fabric with a drape
-Matching thread
-Small, very sharp scissors
-1/3 yd. of 5/8" or 3/4" elastic (regular or foldover (FOE).

-¼ yd. lightweight or medium fabric (natural fibers drape best)
-1/3 yd. of 5/8” OR ¾” elastic (either regular or Foldover (FOE)
-Matching thread
-Three yds. of 6” wide tulle (I recommend using the kind that comes on a spool)

Option 3:
-1/4 yd. medium-weight fabric with a drape
-Matching thread
-(1) medium-size snap
-Small, very sharp scissors
-Optional: one piece of 11- 3/4" x 3/4" very lightweight fusible interfacing


Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

What You Get: One 42 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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