Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bamboletta Doll Skirt

I bought my daughter a Bamboletta doll a while ago and I was BEYOND excited when she finally began playing with her. She loves taking her clothes off/on and I thought this would be a good chance to make her some clothes.

I have a bunch of ZozoBug Baby scraps so I used those to make a simple skirt. I did an elastic waistband so it would be easier for my daughter to take off. Notice the ruffle tree in the background, I submitted it for the holiday scraps contest. Tutorial coming soon!

First you will need to cut two rectangles of size 5 inches by 9 inches. Then fold one rectangle in half. Take your ruler and align it so the top of the ruler is 1/2 inch in from the side and the bottom is aligned with the bottom edge and cut along the ruler. I hope this picture does a good job demonstrating. Repeat on your other piece of fabric, you should now have a front and back.

With right sides facing together serger your two sides. If you don't have a serger sew a 1/4 inch seam and finish the edges. Next serger along the perimeter of the top and the bottom, creating a finished edge. Make sure you don't sew the top and bottom shut or else you won't be able to put it on your doll. Next I added my ruffle. I folded the bottom 1/4 inch and pinned the ruffle in place before I sewed it on.

Now it's time to do the elastic waistband. Using 1/4 inch elastic cut a piece that is 12 inches long. My mother can sew the elastic together and then place it along the edge while sewing it. I am not that talented so I did it a much easier way. Fold the top down about 3/4 of an inch. Sew along the bottom of the folded part, leaving a gap open to insert your elastic. Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and loop it through the wasitband. Next sew the elastic together, stick it under the band, and sew the gap you left open closed.

One more shot of cute Katie and her new skirt. I will be making a jumper next for her. My husband suggested I make a matching skirt for my daughter, if only I had more of the same fabric!

1 comment:

  1. I use to love to make doll clothes for my daughter's dolls! (she's now 25) They were quick and cute and fun to sew!
    A matching outfit for your daughter would be so cute! And I bet she would love it! But I know what you mean about not having more fabric. When I was making doll clothes I always used scraps that I had and would never haved enough fabric for matching outfits. One time I did make them matching nightgowns. :) That was cute and my daughter loved it.