#StPatricksDay skirt pattern is free @ ChellyWood.com #crafty #dolls

This is the ruffle-bottom skirt that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. It’s an extremely versatile pattern, fitting nearly every fashion doll in the 10-12 inch range, including Ideal’s Tammy doll, Curvy Barbie®, Tall Barbie®, Skipper®, Petite Barbie®, and Lammily®.

All you have to do, to make sure this skirt fits your doll correctly, is this: measure her waist correctly for the elastic. Each of the dolls I’ve mentioned above has a little different waist measurement. As it shows in the video, pin the elastic to your doll’s waist before cutting it to size. Then follow the rest of the instructions in this video, and you will have a skirt that’s custom made for your fashion doll.

Granted, the skirt fits a little longer on Skipper®, a little shorter on Tall Barbie®, but it’s a nice medium-length skirt overall.

Here’s a link to the pattern you need, if you want to make this skirt.

Before you go, you really should check out the fashion doll ninja costume I’m giving away as a freebie! (Click that link to learn more.)


If you’re searching for something different, 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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