It’s the 10th Day of Christmas Freebies at Made for Mermaids! Today we have one of our MOST REQUESTED Dolly patterns! Dolly Chloe Skirt & Maxi!!! We released Chloe for girls and Mama over the summer during our 15,000 member celebration. Now dolly can look fabulous in her Chloe skirt too :). Available for 15″ and 18″ dolls.
Download your Free pattern here. If you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in the facebook group . Print and assemble the pattern. I’m going to use my serger for construction, if you don’t have a serger, make sure you’re using a stretch needle (jersey, ballpoint, stretch) and a stretch stitch (zig zag, lightening bolt or triple stitch).
For main skirt- knit fabric with at least 30% stretch. Light to medium weights suggested: jersey, rayon spandex, ITY, scuba, liverpool, brushed polyester, etc.
For waistband- you will need a 4 way stretch with at least 50% stretch horizontally and good recovery. Look for spandex in the content- 5% or more. Now that is your best choice, HOWEVER these are for a doll… so you can get away with less stretch and lycra.
It takes very little fabric, you should be able to just use scraps from your daughter’s Chloe skirt. If you are buying yardage 3/8 will be plenty.
Now, let’s get started! You will use 1/4″ seam allowances through out (they are included, you don’t need to add them). Measurements given in length x width all in inches.
Cut 2 skirts on fold (choose knee length or maxi) and 1 waistband (choose regular or yoga).
Place skirts right sides together. Pin side seams. Stitch together with 1/4″ seam allowance.
Grab your waistband piece.
Fold in half widthwise with right sides together. Pin short end. Stitch together.
Fold waistband in half lengthwise with right sides together, enclosing seam. We are going to quarter the band. Stick a pin center front. Center back is your seam. Then match centers and pin sides.
Next, we will find the quarter points of our skirt. The seams are the side quarter points. Match sides and place a pin center front and back.
Place waistband inside skirt, right sides together, matching raw edges. Match quarter points and pin.
Stitch band to skirt by gently pulling on the band only.
Press hem up 1/4″, wrong sides together. TIP: use hem tape for a professional finish.
Edge stitch hem in place.
There you have it! A sweet and simple skirt and maxi for Dolly!
We can’t wait to see what you create with this! As always, I would love for you to share in our Made for Mermaids Facebook Group and tag us on instagram #madeformermaids #madeformermaidspatterns 🙂 Join us tomorrow!
12 Days of Christmas Freebies
Day 1 ~ Handwarmer Muff
Day 2 ~ Hippie Headband
Day 3 ~ Ribbon Bookmarks
Day 4 ~ Layered Bow Tie
Day 5 ~ Lace Boot Cuffs
Day 6 ~ Fleece Earmuffs
Day 7 ~ Ornaments
Day 8~ Shark Tail
Day 9 ~ Top & Dress Extenders
Check out these beautiful tester photos…