|This is the pencil skirt, it can be customized in many ways.|
This tutorial was done using a Moxie Teenz doll, though it will work for any doll with similar proportions to Moxie Teenz: flat stomach and somewhat to well defined hips and waist, This will probably not work well or look great on pot belly dolls like babies or toddler style dolls. The pencil skirt is very versatile, it can be embellished in many ways, it can look sporty as above with some top stitching or made longer with an added flounce to make a mermaid skirt, it also can be shortened to become a mini skirt. It can be made in many types of fabrics as well, from silks to cotton in solids or prints. It has been an essential pattern in my pattern collection.
I did this tutorial using photos so if you follow the photos you should be able to create the finished project. This project is in two parts, Part I is Pattern and Part II will be sewing the skirt. If you should have any questions please feel free to leave a comment.
|You will need: writing paper, pencil, tape, pins, scissors, ruler, paper towel and your doll.|
|Step 1: Lay your doll on the paper face up. Hold the pencil straight up and down (not at a slant), and trace around the outside of the body from waist to knee. Make a small dot between the legs as well, marking the center of the body at the crotch.|
|This is what you should have after Step 1. ( I switched to marker for better photos.)|
|Step 4: Lay both pieces out on paper towel and pin, ensure that the Center Front of the Skirt Front is on the fold , cut them out.|
|You should now have One Skirt Front and two Skirt Back pieces.|
|Step 5: Fitting and darts. |
Line up the Center Front of the paper towel Skirt front with the center front of the doll, use a bit of tape to hold it in place.
|Pin the side of one Skirt Back to the side of the Skirt Front, this is your "mock up" skirt.|
|Fold Skirt Back towards doll's back, you will see there is a big gap in the fit of the waist.|
|When the dart is closed it will look like this, see how it hugs the waist now.|
|Remove mock up from doll, and unpin Skirt Back from Skirt Front, cut out the "V" which is the dart. See how the dart is in pretty much in the center of the Skirt Back ?|