Sew a #StPaddysDay skirt for #Barbie, #Skipper, or other dolls @

With St. Paddy’s Day right around the corner, I decided to whip up some quick and easy skirt patterns and tutorials. As you can see in the video, this pattern will fit Barbie®, Curvy Barbie®, Skipper®, and even Monster High® dolls. The trick is in the elastic.

When you get to the part of the video where it tells you to measure your doll’s waist and cut the elastic to fit, that elastic is going to be a little different for each doll. But in all other ways, the pattern fits most fashion dolls. It’s a bit too short for Tall Barbie®, but it fits Petite Barbie®, Spin Master Liv® dolls, Momoko™, Ever After High®, and probably lots of other fashion dolls too. Just measure the elastic to fit the doll of your choice.

This miniskirt pattern is likely too small to fit Lammily®, but tomorrow I’ll post another skirt tutorial that has a ruffle at the bottom; this ruffle-bottomed skirt will fit Lammily®, if you–as I’ve said–measure your elastic to fit around her waist.

If you didn’t get a chance to download the pattern for this and my other St. Patrick’s Day skirt patterns, here’s a link to the free printable pattern again. Feel free to submit a question if you need any help.


If you’re searching for a different pattern, have a look at the Gallery Page. That’s the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.

Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. It’s always friendly and kind to show your appreciation for my free patterns and tutorials by liking them on Facebook, pinning them on Pinterest, and/or tweeting about them (yes, you have my permission). You’re also welcome to add any of my YouTube channel’s videos to your playlists.

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

I also have a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!

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