I’ve got a super simple American Girl doll clothes pattern for you today. It makes the cutest skirts for the dolls and it is super quick and easy. Perfect!My friend Chiriga and I have gotten together a few times to make clothes for our girl’s American Girl Dolls. These dolls are 18″, so these patterns will work for any 18″ doll.
She found this pattern on Pinterest and tried it first. Twirls for Girls Dolly Wrap Skirt. It is a free pattern, but you have to sign up for an account in order to get it. Also, when you download the pattern pay close attention because there are multiple files and I’ve heard from lots of you that it is confusing and easy to miss.Chiriga made this skirt first. Cute!
The day she made this skirt, I was working on t-shirts for my girl’s dolls. The skirt looked so easy, I decided to give it a try.
This pattern is easy. The resulting skirt is super cute, too! Love that combination!I have two tips for you if you decide to try this pattern.
- Follow the directions up to the point of turning the skirt. Prior to turning the skirt right side out, clip the corners (affiliate link) to remove extra fabric that will bulk up when you turn the skirt right side out.
- Take the time to press the seams prior to turning the skirt right side out.The directions don’t say to do either of these things. When you look at the patterns that Snowflake wanted to combine in the picture above, you can see why I wanted to be careful. I didn’t want those opposing fabrics to be showing depending on which way the skirt was currently being worn.
By clipping the corners and pressing the seams both before and after turning the skirt, when the skirts are on the dolls, you can’t see the opposite fabric. That is exactly how I wanted it.See how you can only see the outer fabric?Without pressing and clipping, this wouldn’t happen as well.The dolls look so cute in their new skirts and shirts. I’ve got another post for you on how two different t-shirt patterns I tried and which worked and which didn’t.
While Chiriga and I were together we also made these cute American Girl Drawstring Dresses. They were fairly easy as well. It turned out to be fun to sew for the dolls, even though I wasn’t sure. I thought the sewing would be too challenging because it is so small, but it worked out great.
It turned out to be fun to sew for the dolls, even though I wasn’t sure. I thought the sewing would be too challenging because it is so small, but it worked out great.