Playtime is twirl time! Every little girl loves to twirl with her dolls. What better outfit for her doll to wear, but a simple peasant top and a 3 tiered twirly skirt. This sewing pattern is to make both the skirt and top for the 18 inch dolls such as American Girl® dolls. (It will also fit most other 18 inch dolls on the market such as Our Generation, Madame Alexander and more.)
Playtime Peasant Top: Long or short sleeves, with or without elastic, it’s quick top to sew and takes very little fabric and 1/8th inch elastic. This top does not have closures and will pull on over the doll’s feet. This is a great pattern to help someone “learn to sew.”
Playtime Twirl Skirt: (Prairie Skirt) 3 tiers of ruffled loveliness. Choose one fabric, or three. Make a shorter skirt using only two layers or add piping, eyelet, lace, or ric rac between your tiers.
Skill level: Easy
Your instant download file will include full color photos, full sized pattern pieces and directions. Just print and sew! You can see more on my blog: www.ohsewkat.com.
This pattern was specifically designed and tested on an 18 inch doll. Please measure and test the fit on your own doll as there are many dolls on the market and it may not fit the same on all of them. This pattern is also available sized for WellieWishers ™ and will soon be available sized for 16 inch Animators’ dolls. Oh Sew Kat! is not affiliated with Mattel or American Girl®. No endorsement is implied.
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Specification: Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt for 18 inch dolls
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Do you sew? Do you want to? Does your daughter ask you to make new clothes for her dolls? Or would she like to learn herself?
This is where I was with my daughter. She wanted me to make so many things I couldn’t keep the list up! I decided it was time for her to do it herself. (9-11 years old). I created some simple patterns, based on simple designs that would teach her, step by step, how to make them herself. (But do not underestimate the power of a simple design! A new fabric, a shirt underneath, a few buttons on front, a ruffle added…you can create a whole wardrobe and lots of unique looks with just a few basic pattern pieces.) With a few scraps of fabric, and a pattern printed on your home computer, you and your “girl” will be making her dolls into fashionistas!
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