With the end of summer, we find ourselves back to routines and Back to School! Put a new twist on the classic A-Line Skirt for dolls, the Sixth Grade Skirt by Oh Sew Kat! Add some cute pockets with this easy tutorial!
First, you will need the pattern. I offer the Sixth Grade Skirt in five sizes: 18 inch, 16 inch Disney Animators, 15 inch Bitty Baby, 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers, and 14 inch HeartsForHearts Girls. (Because this skirt is fitted and does not use elastic, I encourage you to check the fit on your own doll before you sew on the hook and loop tape.)
Step 1. Begin your pattern as you always do. Print the pieces, cut them out, and choose your fabrics. Cut out all of the pieces for your skirt. To add pockets, (in the same or contrasting fabric- your choice!), cut two additional SIDE FRONT pieces.
Step 2. Hold your pocket piece up to your doll and figure out how far down the pocket should go. (About to her hand). Draw a straight line on each pocket, fold along that line, and press wrong sides together. (For the 18 inch dolls, I measured 1 7/8th inch down from the top. For Wellie Wishers I measured down 1 1/2 inch.)
Step 3. Top stitch the top of your pocket. Double stitch it if you like. Trim the excess fabric inside.
Step 4. Place the pockets, with rights sides facing up for both pieces, directly over each other and pin. Be sure to they match exactly. Continue to put your skirt together according to the pattern directions.
That was easy! Your Sixth Grade Skirt is complete! How about some cute buttons?
This post is first in a series of six posts:
Each post in the series will feature a new way to “Step it Up” and make your Sixth Grade Skirt just a little more unique. Find the quick and easy pattern in my Etsy Shop:
Share your skirt with pockets online with hashtag OhSewKat. Click HERE for the second way to step up your Sixth Grade Skirt.