How to Make Peplum Skirt for American Girl Dolls

Peplums are very much in trend so I thought of making this tutorial for American Girl Dolls. Since Liberty Jane already came up with a peplum top pattern, I decided to make a peplum skirt instead. It’s very simple to make since there is no pattern needed. And I think these peplum skirts look chic and smart on Jessica and IVy. Here are my measurements and instructions – have fun sewing !!!

These are the measurements:
By L I am referring to the length / height of the fabric
By W, I am referring to how wide the fabric is
Waistband – 2 inches L x 13.5 inches W
Ruffle – 2.5 inches L x 26 inches W
Skirt – 4 inches L x 13.5 inches W
Gather the strip of fabric to make the ruffle until its the same width as the waistband and skirt.
Put the ruffle on top of the fabric for the main skirt and sew.
With right sides together, sew the waistband on top of the ruffle and skirt.
Turn the waistband over, folding the raw edge about 1/4 inch to the inside. Sew or top stitch about 1/8 inch away from the ruffle.
Using a safety pin, feed a 1/4 inch wide elastic through the waistband (must be 10 1/2 inches long) and secure with pins.
Turn the skirt to the wrong side and a sew 1/4 inch seam to finish.

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