Courtney Moore,™ the newest BeForever character from American Girl® is a true 80s girl. With hair scrunchies, boxy clothes and bubble skirts- you can create similar looks with PDF sewing patterns you may already have!
It’s pretty simple to make a basic bubble skirt for your doll. You can start with the free Four Season Skirt pattern from Oh Sew Kat!
You will want to choose a fabric that has some “drape”. That means it softly hangs. Stiff cottons and wovens might not be the best choice. The Four Season Skirt pattern doesn’t have pattern pieces since it’s just too basic rectangles. Cut your waistband as the pattern directs. For the skirt part, you will still have the same length (the long way that goes around the doll), but you will want to double the width of your rectangle (the short way- from the waist to the hem.)
Press your fabric well before you start. Fold your skirt piece in half the long way, with wrong sides together. Baste the raw edges together to hold them in place, and gather as the pattern directs. Do not press the folded edge (which is the hem).
Make a reversible top to match Courtney’s skirt with the easy Picnic Play pattern and this Tutorial. Find more PDF sewing patterns for dolls in 5 sizes in the Oh Sew Kat Etsy Shop, and visit my new Courtney Inspiration Gallery page.
See more about the Mix and Match Wardrobe I made for Courtney in THIS POST.
Click the photos below to see more ideas and pattern hacks for the Free Four Season Skirt pattern.