Thursday, February 18, 2021

High Ruffled Elastic Waist, Calf Length Barbie Skirt -4 Seam Easy -Free Tutorial/Pattern

I have a military background and a soft spot for OD green and camouflage fabric:@) I fell in love with the ruffled top of the skirt in the Mattel fashion pack below as soon as I saw it, and thought it looked like an easy DIY project. Actually, this is a simple modification of my three seam elastic waist skirt. It's a mid calf length skirt and the cute part is that the waist is ruffled upward, perfect for a tucked in, or preferably, a short-short cropped top. And of course you could use any fabric color or print desired. 

My inspiration:
Now, if you have the patience, you can certainly add the white thread pocket seams like Mattel's. 

What I did:
6" x 7" rectangle of fabric, mine was cotton from Walmart, I used pinking shears.
4" piece of 1/2" wide elastic.
Fold bottom (6" side) over 1/4", crease with fingernail or iron, and sew seam.
Fold top (6" side) over 1", crease with fingernail or iron.
Pin center of elastic to bottom center of waist (see below).
Stretch elastic to the edge of each side, sew one seam about 1/8" from bottom of elastic, then sew a second seam about 1/8" from top of elastic. This creates the two seams around the waistband.
Fold skirt right sides together, sew 1/4" seam up the back of the skirt, backstitch top and bottom.
Turn right side out, done.

This fits standard Barbie dolls.

Barbie is texting everyone, it's easy to make and she loves her new skirt­čśÄ
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  1. Very cute....definitely an easy pattern, should work for all doll types. I really have to get back to sewing...grins, Sandi

  2. So very cute! And would work for lots of fashion dolls of this size!


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