Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns.
Last week I posted the tutorial for making the ruffle-sleeved top you see in the video, but last week’s skirt pattern is an older one. So today I’ve got a brand new skirt pattern for you, along with this tutorial showing how to make it!
This week’s skirt should come down to the top of your doll’s calves. I’m calling this a “medium-length skirt,” for lack of a better description. Like the skirt I posted last week, it has an elastic waist for easy-sewing.
Tomorrow I’ll re-post the whole outfit for easy access from the 18 inch doll clothes pattern gallery page.
Today’s free printable PDF doll clothes sewing patterns will fit the following dolls:
- 18-inch dolls like the Adora Amazing Girls dolls
- 18-inch dolls like the Our Generation Journey Girls
- 18-inch dolls like the “My Life As” Dolls
- 18-inch dolls like 18-inch Dolls from American Girl doll company
- 18-inch dolls like City Girls from the New York Doll Collection
- 18-inch dolls like Madame Alexander 45 to 46 cm dolls
And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:
- Pattern for 18″ doll V-neck shirt and medium-length (calf length) skirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the skirt (at the top of this page)
- Whipstitch tutorial for hemming
- Tutorial video showing how to make a casisng
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Please tell me how much fabric I need for the items I wish to make. Pattern means nothing without the correct amount of fabric…….thanks
Hi Patti. Thank you for the comment.
When I sew for an 18 inch doll, I typically buy half a yard of fabric. That’s a little less than half a meter in metric terms.
When I sew for a doll that’s smaller than 18 inches, I usually purchase a third of a yard of fabric. In metric terms, that’s approximately .35 meters.
If you use these measurements, you will likely have more than enough fabric for any of the items you’ll be making from this website.
However to be really honest with you, I avoid buying fabric and just use scraps most of the time. It’s easier on the pocketbook and better for the environment.
Since you brought it up, I think I’ll create a blog post on this very topic, so thank you again for your comment! 🙂 It has given me an excellent idea!
Thank you for excellent sewing directions. Very clear and precise. I have made several shirts and shorts for my 2 granddaughters. I made a couple of dresses, also, by modifying the shirt pattern.
Oh you’re quite welcome. This is my “Happy Place!”
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, showing your appreciation. Very nice of you. Glad your granddaughters are enjoying the fruits of both our labors!