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Photo tutorial for 1836/2036 8 Gore Skirt - Doll Clothes for American and Australian Girl Dolls
Comes in two lengths.
Above the knee looks much better than the longer version. I think so anyway.
This is such an easy skirt to make and it looks fantastic in all sorts of fabrics. I have used quilting cotton and scuba knit.
I measured and marked the 1/4" seam on all the panels just to make sure of the fit. Whether I measured or just judged the 1/4" with the markings on the overlocker it turned out much the same.
Skim past the angle with the overlocker.
Stitch all the panels together. Leave one open. Overlock the hem edge skimming off the pointy bits. Press up 1/4" hem. Stitch the last seam then sew the hem all the way around.
Turn up one song side of the waist band 1/4" and press. Open it out again and stitch the centre back seam with a 2mm stitch length. Press the seam open. I think it is easier to have the skirt right side out and place the waist band inside the tube, right side to the wrong side of the skirt. Stitch all the way around. (I will add a few more photos soon)
Press the waist band up over the seam. Turn the skirt inside out. Fold the waist band to the right side, turning under the 1/4" fold and pinning it so it just covers the stitching line. Stitch all the way around 1/16" from the edge.
Here I have used homespun for the waist band on stretch fabric. It works really well. If you try to use the knit fabric for the waist band, trust me, what you get doesn't look much like a waist band.
Stitch all the way around again, 1/16 " from the top edge.
Either on the inside or the outside, unpick the centre back seam.
Thread 1/4" or 1/8" elastic with a safety pin.
Sew the ends of the elastic together then use a narrow zig zag to close the seam.