For your free patterns and additional tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
As you’ll hear in my video tutorial at the top of this page, the Hairmazing Fashion Forward doll that appears in today’s video was a gift from my sister-in-law.
Thank you, dear sister-in-law!
I’ve used this pattern for other skirts in previous blog posts, but for today’s project, I’ve added seam allowances to the latest version of the pattern, which you can download below.
In addition to so many other fashion dolls, this pattern will fit the Hairmazing Fashion Forward dolls, which are for sale at Walmart and online. Look how cute this little Hairmazing fashion doll is in my skirt:
To make today’s skirt with a ruffle, you’ll need some cotton fabric (mine is a small-print floral fabric, but you could also make the skirt with a solid color of cotton), a bit of 1/8 inch elastic, and that’s about it.
The instructions in the video tutorial at the top of this page should make it easy to sew this, whether you’re using a sewing machine or sewing by hand.
I do plan on posting the halter top tutorial at a later date as well, but the shoes my Hairmazing Fashion Forward doll wears in these images and in the video are available here on ChellyWood.com right now. Watch for the link to the Mary Janes pattern and tutorial link in the second set of bullets below.
*Today’s skirt pattern will fit these dolls:
- Barbie dolls (vintage)
- Barbie dolls, both modern and Made-to-Move
- Creatable World dolls
- Curvy Barbie
- DC Superhero Girls*
- Disney fairy 9 inch dolls (like the little Tinkerbell dolls)
- Disney Princess 10 to 11 inch dolls
- Disney’s 10 inch Moana dolls
- Francie dolls (vintage)
- Hairmazing Fashion Forward Fashion Dolls
- Ideal Tammy dolls (vintage)
- Ideal’s vintage Pepper dolls
- Judy Littlechap 13 inch dolls (vintage)
- Lammily First Edition dolls
- Liv dolls
- Made-to-Move Curvy Barbie
- Momoko dolls
- My First Barbie dolls (13 inch)
- Petite Barbie dolls
- Project MC Squared dolls
- Queens of Africa Dolls
- Rainbow High 10 and a half inch dolls
- Skipper dolls
- Strawberry Shortcake 10 and 3/4 inch dolls
- Sunshine Family adult female dolls (vintage)
- Vintage 1960’s to 1970’s Skipper dolls
- Vintage 1980’s Skipper dolls
#Note: this skirt will appear shorter on taller dolls and longer on shorter dolls, but the skirt pattern will fit the doll of your choice from the long list above.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the skirt shown in the video at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a fashion doll’s skirt with a ruffle
- Tutorial video showing how to make the skirt (at the top of this page)
- Link to Mary Janes tutorial video and pattern (shown on a different doll, but it’s the same pair of shoes)
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to gather fabric
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to add a ruffle to a skirt
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For anyone who would like to expand their dolls’ wardrobes, you should really check out my “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course and my “Design Your Own Doll Pants Patterns from Scratch” classes on the Creative Spark online learning platform. Here’s my bio page on their website, where you can learn more.
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Queens of Africa dolls are products offered by the Slice by Cake company, which holds the trademark for them (™). They were designed by Taofick Okoya. Please visit the Queens of Africa website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys, books, and fashions.
Momoko dolls are products offered by Petworks, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Momoko Dolls website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Barbie, MTM Barbie, Francie, and Vintage Barbie dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
Disney Princess dolls are products offered by the Disney corporation, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Disney Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
The Hairmazing dolls are made by Just Play, LLC, of Florida, and at the time of this blog post, they still own the trademark rights to these dolls. To learn more about their company and the dolls, accessories, and playsets they make, please visit their website.
ChellyWood.com and ChellyWood LLC are not affiliated with any of the doll or toy companies mentioned in this blog post.