Make a Four Season Skirt look like high end boutique with just a few changes to this easy “no fuss just cut” pattern. Mix and match fabrics with a contrast hem for a patchwork skirt with lots of twirly goodness.
Four Season Skirt Pattern Hack- Make a Boutique Style Patchwork Twirl Skirt for Dolls
This tutorial is free here on my blog. If you prefer a PDF file to print or save in your files, I offer it for sale in my Etsy Shop HERE for just a few dollars, but the PDF includes 2 more skirt variations and pattern pieces for 5 popular doll sizes. Find the Twinkle Twirl pattern HERE. (Note: the Twinkle Twirl pattern is listed in my etsy shop under the different doll sizes, but the pattern is the same for all of them. You only need to purchase one copy.)
Free Doll Skirt Sewing Pattern- Pattern Hack by Oh Sew Kat!
Kelly (photo above) is wearing her skirt with the Popsicle Top, while Courtney (photo below) is wearing a modified Playtime Peasant Top. Find the tutorial for the ruffled neckline HERE.
Four Season Skirt Pattern Hack: Patchwork Twirl Skirt
This tutorial assumes you understand the basic skirt construction detailed in the Four Season Skirt pattern. Find the free Four Season Skirt pattern here in 3 sizes:
Make a Patchwork Twirl Skirt for your Doll
- Choose 2 or 4 fabrics to make your skirt. Cut four pieces total, 5 x 8 inches each. With right sides together (RST), stitch the short edges together, to make one long piece 5 x 30 inches. (This is for the 18 inch doll size. To adapt this for other sizes, divide the total skirt piece measurement by four, then add 1/2 inch to each piece for the seam allowances). Attach the skirt to the waistband as stated in the pattern directions.
- Add a fun contrasting hem using 1/2 inch double fold bias tape! You can find so many neat bias trims online now, or you can use AD: THIS TOOL to make your own. Sew up the back seam, and then add the bias tape to the hem. Ta da!! (If you prefer flat construction, you can add your bias trim to the skirt before seaming up the back, but sometimes bias trim makes a little bulkier join.)
Choose any fabrics you like to change up the look! This is a great project for your small scraps too!
Do you prefer a PDF you can print or save instead of a blog post? Find the PDF (with 5 sizes and 3 variations) for sale HERE.
See more ideas for the Four Season Skirt here and here, as well as clicking the photos below.