Doll clothes are so much faster to get on the blog. I do have a couple of items for myself but still need to get some more pictures done. I really wanted to use the stripe t-shirt to make a maxi skirt for my Hearts for Hearts dolls. As for patterns, my first thought was Liberty Jane’s mitered maxi but it didn’t come in the 14 inch size. I did have the mitered maxi in the 18 inch doll size, so I turned to what I learned at Wren Feathers to size the pattern down for my Hearts for Hearts dolls. I printed the pattern at 77% and checked to see if there was enough width in the waist to fit my doll and seam allowances.
I measured a total length of 9 inches for the waist, so there was enough for my doll and seam allowances. I used a calculator to figure my waistband measurements. Then I held the pattern piece up to my doll to make sure the pattern was long enough. After all the preliminary checks were completed, then I cut out the skirt.
I made the entire skirt on my sewing machine. I finished the inside seams with a zig-zag stitch. The hem was basted then turned up and zig zag stitched down.
I used a piece of half inch elastic in the waistband. It was 7 inches long.