Bow Tie Skirt for 18 inch Dolls

Follow these simple instructions to modify the Everything Nice Overskirt (Included with the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice Pattern bundle) to close it with a pretty bow at the waist.

Make the Sugar n Spice Overskirt Close with a Pretty Tie

Easy sewing pattern for 18 inch dolls- dress, pinafore, cape, corset, tutu, apron, and overskirt. Mix and match to make Halloween costumes and 18 inch doll dresses.

You will need the Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice bundle pattern. The overskirt is part of the accessories set.

  1. Cut your skirt and waistband pieces according to the pattern instructions. I actually made my skirt more full at 33 inches.
  2. Hem and gather the skirt, including the short edges.
  3. Fold in each short end of the waistband 1/4th inch and press, then stitch.
  4. With right sides together, press waistband in half long ways.
  5. Open the waistband, and find the center. Also find the center of your 36 inch piece of ribbon.
  6. Decide if you want the skirt to close in the center or off to one side and place your ribbon in the waistband accordingly. Optional: Stitch some or all of the ribbon near the fold, to the back of the waistband piece so the ribbon will not come out during play. If you want to be able to tie it both in the center and to the side, you will need to leave the ribbon unattached so it can slide. In that case, put the ribbon inside, and use clips or pins to hold it in place and out of the way as you attach your waistband.
  7. Press the waistband closed again and complete the skirt as directed. The ribbon will be hidden in the waistband but the skirt will close with a cute bow.
  8. Use the skirt on its own, or over a dress frontwards or backwards.
American Girl Doll with red hair and Valentine's themed dress

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Click HERE to find the Sugar n Spice PDF pattern in four popular doll sizes. Download and sew today!

Kira turned the skirt around (bow tie is now in the back) and matched it up with a simple white tee shirt. These bicycles are just so cute!! I found the fabric collection at the ad: FAT QUARTER SHOP.

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