Swirl Maxi 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Groovy baby. This 1970s-inspired maxi skirt, by Genniewren Designs, is definitely in the running to be your doll's favorite items of clothing this summer.

Does your doll want to pick shells on the beach? Or will she want to dance the night away at the disco or the big festival in the park? What about an evening relaxing at home with friends watching movies? Whatever your doll decides to do while she is wearing her Swirl Maxi skirt, you can be sure she is having fun as a fully paid-up member of the groovy crowd.

The Swirl Maxi is a fun casual skirt with an easy-fit elastic waist and a choice of a straight or hi-lo hemline You can make the Swirl Maxi in two or more colors and in solids, prints, plaids, spots or plains. You could even have each piece in a completely different fabric if you really want to drown in that Woodstock era hippy-style patchwork boho feeling. The choice is yours.

The bonus halter-neck bikini-style wrap top is the perfect partner to the skirt, with its cleverly-shaped cut echoing swirly lines of the skirt. The top is ideal for a beach outing or for evening wear under a lace shrug.

This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Recommended Fabrics:   This pattern is designed for woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, quilters cottons, broadcloth, chambray, lightweight denim, cotton drill or linen/cotton blends. Heavy weight denim (jeans fabric) is not suitable.

Supplies Needed: 
- 2 fat quarters (18” x 22”) of similar weight fabrics.
- 8¾” of ¼” wide elastic.
- A 2” strip of hook and loop tape or two snaps for the top fastening.
- 2 fat quarters (18” x 22”) of similar weight fabrics. Or 8 pieces of fabric 16” x 8” for the skirt gores, plus a strip of fabric 1” x 13.5” for the waistband.
- 8¾” of ¼” wide elastic.
- 2 pieces of fabric 11” x 10”.
- A 2” strip of hook and loop tape (hook and loop sides) or two snaps for the top fastening.


Skill Level:  Easy to intermediate

What You Get: One 29 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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Sandra B.
United Kingdom
Swirl Maxi 18" Doll Clothes

I was a little worried but this pattern is really quite easy and there is plenty of pictures to show you how to make it.

Amazing construction

It just goes together so amazing. Looks like a lot of wonky pieces as you start, then it finishes beautifully, and easily. I tested this for Genine, and made the top in the two colors of the skirt. Cute, easy pattern

Mary M.
Awesome Detailed Skirt And Top

I was one of the testers for this exciting pattern and can tell you it is unique in design and construction. Just follow the instructions carefully and you will be amazed at how this comes together. The bikini top bonus pattern is super quick and easy. If you are concerned about the modesty of this pattern try to remember this is a '70's style! It would also look very feminine with a lace button down top to wear over the bikini top. You will love the fit and look of this skirt.