Serena Swirly Skirt for 18 in dolls

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Serena Swirly Skirt for 18 in dolls Pattern


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Sewing: Serena Swirly Skirt for 18 in dolls
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Doll/Doll Clothing

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic dressmaking skills

Pattern Description:

The Serena swirly skirt is a funky, modern spiral-gored skirt with real "twirl factor" that's perfect for the American Girl Doll and other 18" soft bodied dolls such as Madame Alexander, Gotz Precious Day dolls, the Springfield dolls and the Battat/Our Generation series dolls.

There are two options - a six panelled skirt which fastens in the back, and a twelve panelled version with an elasticated back.

The twelve gore version has optional ties for that oh-so-popular big bow at the back, and the skirt is a full circle! If you prefer you can add more gores to the basic 6 panelled skirt to make a skirt that's less full than the twelve gore version, but still has plenty of twirl factor.

A choice of hem finishes adds to the versatility of this design. Instructions are included for a baby hem, and a bias bound hem. You could also add rick rack to the hem, do a rolled hem on your serger, or you could even add a ruffle to add even more Euro-style flair to finish off the skirt.

The Serena swirly skirt design allows your imagination to run riot by mixing and matching colours, prints, plains, stripes and checks and trims. The pattern pieces are small enough to be cut from scraps left over from other projects.

This pattern has full step by step photo instructions and includes computer drawn pattern pages.

Note: you are buying an original PDF downloadable doll skirt pattern by Genine Allan, not a finished doll's skirt. The dolls and accessories are not for sale.


You will need a PDF reader program such as Adobe Reader or Nitro PDF Reader to open this pattern file. Both programs are free and can be easily downloaded via a search engine such as Google.

Because of the digital nature of the pattern, refunds will not be offered, however I will work with you to ensure that you are able to print out your pattern successfully, and I am only an email away if you have questions.


  • Scraps of fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • Elastic
  • Velcro
  • Trims

About Designer

About Designer

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I've been sewing, knitting, crocheting and embroidering all my life. I love making up my own designs and dressing dolls and teddy bears. For many years I made artist teddy bears and sold them under the name Ninie-Bears. I made over 500 bears that were sold all over the world including USA, Switzerland and Japan. Nowadays I design doll clothes patterns and I digitize designs for machine embroidery ...

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