Introduction: American Girl Doll Kilt

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Go to for more sewing tutorials or for instructions on how to make a kilt with an elastic waistband.

Step 1: Gather Materials

•4.5"x 32" fabric
•2 pieces of Velcro 2" long or a little shorter
•4"x 14.5" fabric for yoke/waistband
• Sewing machine, and basic sewing tools
• Liquid glue

Step 2: Sew Hem

Sew a 1/4" hem to all but one long side.

Step 3: Make the Pleats

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1. At both ends mark off 3.5". These two aprons will over lap.
2. Mark the middle of the fabric between the two aprons. Use same pleating instructions as above.
3. After the fold, {measure 3/4". Fold and press forward.
4. Measure 1.5" from the last fold. Press backwards. Pin pleat.}
5. Repeat from { to } until you get to the half way point.
6. Reverse directions of the pleat by measuring 3/4" and then pressing the rest of the fabric towards the apron.
7. Now measure 1.5" and press to the end of the fabric. Pin pleat.
8. Repeat 7-8 until the end of the fabric piece. This should be 14" when you are done.
9. Adjust the last pleat if needed.
10. Sew a stay stitch across the top

Step 4: Waistband

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Fold the yoke/waistband in half long ways, wrong sides together. Sew just the short sides. Turn right side out and press.

Sew/fabric glue your Velcro to the front of one and use fabric glue one to the back of the other apron. Let the liquid glue set for 24 hours.

I love Their Velcro is thin and not bulky. I cut mine in half long ways to make it last longer and it is still a good width.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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After the glue on the Velcro has finished drying, try the clothes on the doll. Adore it!! Make a peasant shirt and coat to complete the outfit. I recommend Simplicity 1382.


jolenew85 (author)2014-09-29

Thank you!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-23

Nice job on sewing for a small subject! The kilt turned out great, and the doll looks lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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