Turn of the Century Skirt 18" Doll Clothes

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This skirt is the sister pattern to the Flossie Potter "Turn of the Century Shirtwaists."

Floor length with elegant lines, the skirt has 5 sets of accordion pleats that form inverted "V" shapes, adding flowing fullness to the hemline. It was designed to fit American Girl®, but with a small adjustment at the center back, it will also fit Journey Girl®.

The interesting design element is that the skirt is made in one piece, and only basic sewing skills are needed. If you can trace and press straight lines, you can make this skirt!

The PDF sewing pattern contains 11 pages of step-by-step instructions with full-color photo illustrations, 6 pattern pieces, and 3 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink).

Create a complete ensemble for strolling through the park with these other Flossie Potter patterns:
-- "Turn of the Century Shirtwaists" pattern (which lets you design 12 different blouse combinations)
-- "Simply Lace Parasol" pattern

Recommended Fabrics:  medium-weight fabric that holds pressed pleats (not suitable for knits)

Supplies Needed:
- 1/3 yd medium-weight fabric which will hold a pressed pleat (not suitable for knits)

- 15" of single-fold bias tape
- snaps or hook-&-loop tape
-(Optional) 15 inches of 5/8" ribbon for belt, if desired

- Iron
- Sleeve board (helpful)
- Hole puncher
- Marking tool, such as pen, pencil, or tailor's chalk
- Point turner
- Serger (helpful)

Skill Level:  Easy Plus

What You Get: One 23 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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JoAnn M.
United States United States

Very pretty

The pleating in the skirt is so pretty when done. The directions and photos were really good in explaining how to sew them. The skirt fits an American girl doll just right.

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Beautiful skirt

I love this skirt. I made this elegant garment that turned out amazing. I love the style of your designs. Very elegant! I wish we could posât photos of our work along with our comments of appreciation.


Love it

Made this skirt and it looks beautiful. I hesitated on making this skirt but was to beautiful not to. When I finished, it was a lot easier to make than I thought. The pattern was easy to follow. I put it together in no time. I am going to make another, it was that easy.

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This is a very easy skirt to make. Good instructions with pictures for each step. Your second skirt will sew up quickly because your pattern is ready to go. Fits well and a must have for your historical collection . Don't forget the shirtwaist to go with it.