Step it Up Series: Add Lace to a Ruffled Skirt Tutorial (Pattern Hack) for a Country Western Outfit for your Dolls

Here is a fun way to add a little more style to a simple “ruffled” skirt.  Take your simple skirt, and give it a country western look! Try it out in denim and lace!  Here I used the FOUR SEASON SKIRT pattern, which is free in three sizes when you join the Oh Sew Kat! Chat email list.  You can also use this technique on the Playtime Peasant Twirl Skirt.

It’s easy to add lace to a ruffled doll skirt sewing pattern.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Make a ruffled doll skirt with lace.

Step 1. Gather your supplies and prep your lace.  You will need a piece of lace that is the same length as your skirt measurement.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

If your lace is already gathered, you can add it to your skirt after you gather the skirt piece and before you attach it to the waistband.  That will work, but I find it extra bulky to work with.  Instead, I cut the edge off of my gathered lace (and throw it away) and then press the lace flat.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Step 2.  Follow the instructions of your pattern, and stitch the waist edge and hem edge as directed.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Step 3.  Lay out your skirt piece, and lay the lace along the top, raw edge with the RIGHT SIDE up.  Pin, then baste the lace to your skirt. They should be the same length.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Step 4.  Gather your skirt piece as directed in the pattern, and continue with the rest of the directions.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Ta Da! You’ve taken a simple, ruffled skirt, and given it a new look!

The Four Season Skirt is a quick and easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls.

Make a cute, country outfit for your dolls with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! Free skirt at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

Add your skirt to a peasant style top, like the Playtime Peasant Top and add a sparkly belt and a hat to complete your country and western doll outfit! She is ready to be a country pop singer!  (My hat was made by American Girl® for the Girl of the Year, Nicki Fleming in 2007.)

Create your own unique skirt with this easy sewing tutorial to add lace to your doll skirt.

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle #countrywestern

Here are a few more examples. Pam Ray (Amy Violet’s) denim and lace Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt and a holiday skirt with green laced added by me (Oh Sew Kat!):

Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle
Add lace to a ruffled doll skirt with this free skirt pattern and tutorial for 18 inch and 14 inch dolls like American Girl. Get a Free skirt pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt PDF print at home digital pattern for 18 inch dolls like Wellie WIshers American Girl. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #laceskirt #ruffle

See more country and western doll fashions for Tenney and other dolls here.  Find more ruffled skirts in the Inspiration Gallery.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

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