18-inch doll customized lazy days skirts

We have reached our last post about customizing the Lazy Days Skirt for the month of July. This past month there were tutorials on adding a double-thickness hem, making the skirt in three stripes, and adding hem tucks. If after you’ve sewn up one of these modified skirts and you have some leftover fabric from the project, maybe you’d be interested in sewing a matching 18-inch doll skirt. If so, then you’re in luck! Today I’ll share how you can do that.

 

18-inch doll customized Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirts

 

This will be just a quick description of what you need to make the doll skirts, please refer to the Lazy Days Skirt instructions and the customized girl skirt tutorials for all of the step-by-step directions.

Double-thickness hem
  • fabric needed: 5.5 inches by 18.5 inches for the main part of the skirt and 4 1/4 inches by 18.5 inches for the double-thickness hem
  • 1/2 inch seam allowances
  • at top fold over .5 inch then .5 inch to make the elastic casing
  • 11 inches of 1/4 inch wide elastic

 

18-inch doll version of the Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt with double-thickness hem

 

18-inch doll version of the Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt with double-thickness hem

 

Hem tucks

  • fabric needed: 22 inches by 10 inches
  • 1/2 inch seam allowance for the side seam
  • at top fold over .5 inch then .5 inch to make the elastic casing
  • 11 inches of 1/4 inch wide elastic

For the tucks:

  • press down .5 inch then again .5 inch to the wrong side, then edgestitch
  • press down 1.5 inches to the wrong side, sew .5 inch seam allowance, then press down tuck
  • press down 2 inches to the wrong side, sew .5 inch seam allowance, then press down tuck

 

18-inch doll version of the Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt with hem tucks

 

18-inch doll version of the Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt with hem tucks

 

Three stripes with double-thickness hem

  • fabric needed: 3 7/8 inches by 22 inches for the top stripe, 3 3/8 inches by 22 inches for the middle stripe, and 6 1/8 inches by 22 inches for the bottom stripe
  • 1/2 inch seam allowances
  • at top fold over .5 inch then .5 inch to make the elastic casing
  • 11 inches of 1/4 inch wide elastic

 

18-inch doll version of the three stripes Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt

 

Three stripes with regular hem

  • fabric needed: 3 7/8 inches by 22 inches for the top stripe, 3 3/8 inches by 22 inches for the middle stripe, and 3 7/8 inches by 22 inches for the bottom stripe
  • 1/2 inch seam allowances
  • at top fold over .5 inch then .5 inch to make the elastic casing
  • 11 inches of 1/4 inch wide elastic
  • for hem press down .5 inch then again .5 inch to the wrong side, then edgestitch

 

18-inch doll version of the three stripes Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt

 

These little doll skirts are super fun to make and they turn out absolutely adorable, don’t you think? Plus the recipient is thrilled that her doll has a matching skirt.

 

18-inch doll version of the three stripes Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt

 

If you enjoy sewing in miniature, then be sure to check out our Sewing for Dolls post. Happy doll sewing!

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3 Comments

  1. So cute, Rachel! What a great series!

  2. Fab! Love this!

  3. Sharon k

    How fabulous are these?! We love sewing for our dolls here so these will all have to be tried out, thank you so much!

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