to Make Doll Circle Skirts
Model is 18
inch American Girl Gwen; free dress pattern here
Attach Lace to Finished Side of Skirt Hems
5. Contrasting Top
5a. Decorative Edging
Stitching on Ribbon Trim
5b. Horizontal Trims
5b. How to Attach Lace
and Ribbon to Sleeves
5c. How to Attach Lace
to Underside of Skirt Hems
5c. How to Gather
5d. How to Hand Sew
Doll Bodies and Clothes
5d. How to Make a Lined
How to Make a Ribbon Waistband
5e. How to Make
Contrasting Panels in Skirts
5f. How to Make Rolled
5f. How to Sew Skirt to
5g. How to Sew On
Sticky Tape Closures
5g. Press then Sew Doll
5h. Ribbon and Lace
5h. Stand Up Collars
5i. Vertical Trims
5j. Circle Skirts
Circle Skirt Construction
cut out circle skirt like on the dress above, fold a 20 inch length of fabric
cross wise - the cross wise fold is shown at top edge in the photo below.
From the center point along the folded edge, carefully drawn a line 10 inches
out in a semicircle then cut out semicircle. (If you opened out the cut skirt
you'd have a big circle 20 inches in diameter.)
But you need to cut out a small semicircle to make the waist. The circumferance of this cut out should be 14 inches. Try
first cutting out a circle 1.5 inches from the center of the fold, if this is
not quite long enough to match the lower edge of the bodice make the cut-out
a bit bigger.
When you open out the fabric it will look like a donut shape.
To form the back seam of the skirt cut down 2
inches on one of the folded edges from the waist edge and blind stitch raw
After finishing sewing the bodice attach to the cut out circle skirt edge. like in the finished dress photos at the top of the page.
I sewed on a waistband of one-eighth inch wide satin ribbon over the lower
edge of the bodice.
To hem skirt, roll a narrow hem which means turning in one eighth seam twice as you move along the hem.
Close back of bodice and skirt with velcro dots.
Have fun with your projects!
Article and photo credits Susan Kramer
All doll reviews and content
on this site are copyright Susan Kramer
and may not be copied in any manner without express written permission.
please visit again soon! ~
page created December 6, 2010;
updated January 23, 2014
Dolls sitemap with