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Today's girls are active! They participate in cheerleading, swimming, dance and a variety of sports. Their dolls need clothing for all of these activities, too! Enter the Super Skort Plus pattern! Sized for standard 18" dolls, such as the American Girl brand doll. In the Janie Carroll Designs tradition, I've simplified construction and detailing to bring you versatile garment pieces that are SEW EZY!
The pattern includes skorts, skirts, spanky panties and halter tank tops in a variety of styles and lengths. All garments require 1/4 yard (or less) of 60" wide knit fabric with at least 25% stretch. Skorts, skirts and spankies pull on with ease, requiring only waistline elastic. Halteriffic tanks pull on and fasten with a single snap or hook and loop tab at the back-neck.
The basis of the Super Skort Plus pattern is my favorite skort, featuring attached 'spanky' panties in a trim, modern fit. Make the skort in two lengths, standard or 'micro mini'. Add a separate waistband or choose my innovative 'invisible' waistline. Leave off the spankies and make separate skirts, too!
Of course, that wasn't enough! There are instructions for making separate spanky panties, too! These make excellent swim suit or dance costume bottoms. Choose the standard 'hip hugger' waist or try the 'high waist' for a fresh look. (if you're familiar with my Cheer 'n Play Ezy pattern, this spanky varies only slightly but it does offer additional choices).
All these bottom choices needed a worthy top! How about my 'Halteriffic' tank? This adorable halter has a total of 4 neckline choices and 3 garment lengths. Do the math and you come up with a gazilion possible combinations. (Okay, not a gazillion, but you get the point!) Choose high neckline and hip length, or scoop neckline with midriff length, how about standard neckline in tankini length? Don't forget you can cinch the front for a classic swim top look.
Make separates or sets, mix or match colors and trims.
Remember, you will need knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch. Fabrics with a bit of Spandex or Lycra fibers are ideal, though you'll be able to use double knits such as Polyester Ponte knit. Experienced sewists may select more advanced fabric choices such as jersey with a lace overlay, or cotton blend interlock knit or cotton and Lycra jersey knits.
How 'bout some FREE bonus material? The multi page bonus worksheet includes information on using Heat Transfer Vinyl, tips on getting started with Hotfix Crystals and a worksheet for adding hemline vents to skirts and skorts.
If you've got a cutter machine, such as a Cricut or Silhouette brand, I've included a FREE 'Sparkle' SVG cutting file! Download easily and embellish halteriffic tops for darling cheer or casual outfits.
Don't miss the UPDATED bonus worksheet which now includes 'tutu skort' instructions. Make adoraable dance costumes easily!
Need some inspirational ideas to launch your own creative ideas? The included photo gallery with this pattern is better than ever! Eight pages feature details on 26 garments. There are fabric notes, sources, and trim ideas. ( photos shown above include some garments made by test team members)
Altogether, it's 41 pages packed with instructions, photos, extras and inspiration!
As always, I do assume basic sewing skills but you'll receive detailed instructions with photos. I'll be with you from the first cut to the last stitch. I strive to include all the little details you need! Her doll will be showing off in fine style in no time!
This listing is for a sewing pattern, NOT an actual garment. Photos shown are samples only, and may depict a few accessories that are not included in the pattern. Likewise, some supporting garments shown utilize other Janie Carroll Designs patterns or refer you to a worksheet included in such a pattern. (Ie: pom poms and hairbows shown with 'American Cheer' were made using instructions in the bonus worksheets included with the JCD Cheer 'n Play pattern.)
Test garments were designed to fit current American Girl brand dolls, as well as older Pleasant Company dolls and a variety of other similar 18" dolls. I am not affiliated with any doll company in any way. PLEASE NOTE: Super Skort Plus garments have not been tested on 15" baby dolls as they are not really style/age suitable for these dolls.)
Immediate download is available after purchase. I am happy to answer any questions and can be reached by conversation through my etsy shop. Remember to print with size set at 100%. Your printer may note this as 'actual size' or 'no margins'. All these terms means the same thing and insure that your pattern will print true to size.
This pattern is for your use only. It may not be published, sold or shared. You may sell items you make with the pattern, but no mass production, please. If you sell online, I ask that you credit 'Janie Carroll Designs'.
The 'Super Skort Plus' is an original design by Jane Wilkes of Janie Carroll Designs. A big thank you to the members of my pattern test team; they never cease to amaze me!
Don't want to make it yourself but love one of these samples? Message me and have one made for you!
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