Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Easy Waldorf Doll Skirt Tutorial


I was cleaning and organizing my sewing room today when I came across a bunch of child-sized soft stretchy headbands.

I bought them months ago and never got around to doing anything with them.

I had scrap fabric on one side of me... and the headbands on the other side...

It was a light bulb moment!

This is super easy to sew and only takes about 15 minutes or less to complete!
Materials:
6" long baby/toddler stretchy headband
4 1/2" l x 18" w scrap fabric
pins

Hem, serge or roll hem the bottom of the fabric.
With right sides together, sew a 1/2 seam down the raw edges.
Serge or zig-zag the seam of the skirt.
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Starting at the seam, cut a 1 1/2" piece off the headband.
Sew a new 1/2" seam so that it now measures 4" long.
Serge or zig-zag the seam.
This piece is now the waistband!

With right sides together, stretch and pin the headband to the skirt.

Carefully stretch the waistband while sewing a 1/2" seam around.
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If you're having difficulty, try sewing a quick gathering stitch 3/4" from the top.
Gather the skirt piece until it's the same width as the waistband.
Pin the waistband to the skirt, right sides facing, then sew a 1/2" seam around.

Serge the raw edges or zig-zag the edges.

All done!
See how quick that was?!
The skirt fits Serenity's Bamboletta, American Girl and other dolls that are around the same size.

Have Fun!

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8 comments:

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [17 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Thank you Maria!!

Shiloh said...

Cute, and easy. It's fantastic.:)

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Thanks Shiloh!

Amanda said...

Angie Love your blog anytime I need an idea on how to make tutus I always come here. My husband made a stuffed bunny for our daughter and wanted to make a skirt for her and I knew you would have a tutorial. :) Going to try this out and see if it works. I just need to learn to do the zigzag stitch. I tried it on an applique shirt I made for my oldest didn't come out so hot. Guess I just need more practice!! Thanks for all the great tutorials though! You inspire me so much! Do you have any hairbow tutorials? I would love to make some for my youngest. thanks,
Amanda

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much Amanda!! A zig-zag takes a little getting used to (I'm still learning), but you can do it!! I do have a few clippie tutorials that you might want to look at, but I don't have any hairbow ones. I'm actually awful at making my own hairbows - I've tried so many times!!
Skip To My Lou has a wonderful tutorial though that you might find useful: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/11/03/hair-bow-tutorial/

For my clippie tutorials, check out these links:
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/ladybug-clippie-tutorial-and-giveaway.html
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-line-snap-clip-with-ribbon.html
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2009/09/embroidered-felt-hair-clip.html

Hope this has been helpful!!

Wendy said...

Did you make the doll yourself? it's adorable. I was hoping you would have a tutorial for it.

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Thank you! I didn't make the doll. She's from Bamboletta: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bamboletta-Dolls/8294523565

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