Victorian Bustle Skirt Pattern for American Girl Doll - PDF INSTANT DOWNLOAD

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PDF Pattern includes:

Printer guide for accurate sizing
General description and sewing guide
Pattern pieces
Fabric and notions guide
Complete illustrated sewing instructions

Prints on standard size office paper.
Dome pieces may need to be joined before cutting fabric. All pieces are clearly marked.
Sized top an AG doll measuring 11" at the chest and 10 3/8" at the waist.
Link to downloads the 2 files is found on your invoice.

Skirts like this one were worn during the later reign of Queen Victoria circa 1880 - 1890's.

This pattern has three gores that make the front and sides of the skirt.

The back bustle joins the gores at the sides. It has 2 sets of four small pleats along the waistline. There are 10 sets of crumb catcher pleats on each side of the bustle. The bustling is gathered in three rows at the center back and each back side onto three lengths of grosgrain ribbon.

The skirt is attached to a narrow waistband which closes at the center back with a metal hook and straight eye. The back bustle is then pleated at the waist on each side with two sets of metal hook and eyes OR two sets of snaps.

The skirt can be adjusted to fit most dolls that are 18 inches tall. You could also use this pattern with shorter dolls by simply shortening the hemline of the gores.

Prints on 8" by 11 1/2" paper.

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Average review
So quick to put together for such a big impact! I cheated and did gathers instead of pleats but I will do the pleats the next time to see the difference.
Feb 25, 2016 by Kelly Gonthier
Great pattern - thanks! Easy to follow
Apr 15, 2014 by kristiwilliams11
I look forward to using this pattern.
Apr 1, 2014 by Beth Ann Meister
Haven't made it yet but it looks beautiful.
Mar 10, 2014 by mamastwinsees
Beautiful pattern. Can't wait to sew one.
Mar 5, 2014 by michele hart

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