The Betsy doll skirt sewing pattern was designed with the 70 & 80ies in mind. When I was a little girl I loved those skirts and I remember my mother telling me that I wasn’t wearing ‘that’ skirt again because “Its in the wash!” To me the button downs are just perfect for summer. This doll’s version does come with a girls version, too. So once you are confident and have made the dolls version, you can step it up and make a girls version. Its almost the the same method and the free video tutorial makes sewing a pleasure. The skirt has an optional hem trim, perfect for embellishment and embroidery. The front has a button placket which overlaps and can be sewn in a contrast fabric, too.
The pattern is supported by a step-by-step guide (eBook) and easy-to-follow video tutorial, excellent if you are a little unsure about some of the steps. I like to offer you a bundle, too. The matching Tilly crop top is a perfect match for girls and dolls. For the Tilly & Betsy bundle click here.
All the videos for the doll collection are available for free on YouTube and at the Sewing Academy, so you can have a look before you purchase the pattern. Watch the main video tutorial now by scrolling down to the video section and enjoy.
This PDF pattern is designed to fit 18″ dolls such as American Girl® or Görtz (46-50cm). If you are in any doubt that your doll will fit this dress, these measurements will help.
Chest: 28 cm / 11 inches
Waist: 27 cm / 10.6 inches
Front length (shoulder to waist): 10 cm / 4 inches
Medium weight fabrics such as sateen, denim and linen. I added some of the fabrics I used for the vintage collection and the doll’s collection to my Amazon Influencer Shop. You can also check out the fabrics by Modes4U, a lovely shop we support. They are reasonably priced and shipping is about 10 days. Well worth waiting for, especially if you order one of their free shipping bundles.
• Instantly downloadable pdf sewing pattern in English and German
• Video tutorials in English & German
• Written instructions (eBook) in English & German
What will I learn?
• How to sew a placket
• How to add a hem trim
• How to add a waistband
• How to insert KamSnaps
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