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AG Skater Skirt Tutorial

      Hey! Today I decided to give you all a HTM doll skater skirt! Now, please be aware that I did not come up with this. All credits go to SewAdollable, however I wanted to relay this cute tutorial to all of you! So, without further ado, let's get started!

Materials:

1.) Knit fabric (an old T-shirt would work great)
2.) Pins (optional; to hold fabric together while sewing)
3.) Scissors (preferably fabric shears)
4.) Safety pin (for putting in elastic)
5.) Sewing machine or needle and thread (sewing machine is easier)


I will be using a sewing machine to make my skater skirt. Now onto instructions!

Instructions:

1.) Cut a 13" by 13" square of your fabric.


2.) Fold fabric square in half twice, then fold it into a triangle. Be careful, for when I first read this step, I took it as "fold the square into a triangle, then a triangle again", but that won't work, so make sure you fold it twice to form first a rectangle, then a square, then that square into a triangle.


3.) Cut 1.75" off the top, and enough off the bottom to make the skirt part about 4". You should end up with a donught shaped piece of fabric.


4.) Cut it to open up the fabric.


5.) Spread it out and hem the bottom by folding up 1/4" to the wrong side. 


6.) Cut a waistband measuring about 13.5" by 2". To sew a waistband, pin the waistband to the skirt right sides together (with edges matched up) and sew at 1/4" seam.



7.) The above photo is what your skirt should look like after you attatch the waistband to the skirt. Flip your skirt over so that the wrong side (inside) is facing up. Fold the waistband down and match it up with the seam you sewed previously and sew at a 1/4".


8.) Now you should have a waistband ready for the elastic. Cut a 10.5" piece of elastic and feed it through the waistband casing with the safety pin on on side of the elastic (the side that you're putting though first). Then sew the two ends of elastic together with a zig-zag stitch (if your sewing machine doesn't do a zig-zag and normal stitch will work fine).


9.) Keeping your skirt wrong side out, pin together the two sides of the skirt and sew together at 1/4". Make sure the elastic is included with the waistband.


10.) Put your new skater skirt on your doll and you're done!

      I really hope you guys like this tutorial, or at least understood it. Remember to check out SewAdollable for more tutorials! Comment below if you want to see a certain tutorial and I'll be happy to make one! Oh! Later on tonight, the "Meet the Girls" page should have all its new pictures on it, so you can look forward to that! Until then...

~Maddie

P.S. I apologize for the photo quality, I was at my grandparent's house when I sewed this, and I didn't bring my camera, so I had to use my brother's iPod...again. Sorry! I'm planning on having a photoshoot up sometime today or tomorrow!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!! Ahh! I am totally going to make this! Thank you so much!

    ~ Mint

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    1. You're very welcome! I'm so glad you like it! I'm on my way out to do a photoshoot now, but after that I'm going to start taking the pictures for tomorrow's tutorial ;) I feel accomplished for having this all planned XD

      ~Maddie

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  2. I LOVE it, Maddie! The skirt is super cute!
    If I had a doll, I'd definitely try making one of these for her! :)

    -Cassie ^.^

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    1. Thank you for the comment! I'm so glad you like it!

      ~Maddie

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  3. Great tutorial! A little to complicated for me, but it was still interesting to read :) Can't wait for the photo-shoot!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sorry this tutorial is too complicated! Hopefully one of my next ones will be good for you =) thanks for commenting! The feedback is really appreciated! ♥

      ~Maddie

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