Sewing: Another Pleated Skirt

I finished another pleated skirt! This time, I used corduroy. I think it looks pretty cute on Jessica. ๐Ÿ™‚


Jessica totally agrees!


She is a beautiful model.


Here’s a close up of the skirt. I tried really hard to make the grain straight, and it paid off!


I was having a little trouble with the needle though. My mom had bought some extra for the machine, but I don’t think they go with it. So the needle would randomly snag the bobbin thread and cause a tangle. Plus it would make strange bumping sounds. And above, you can see that the needle missed a few stitches on the top stitch. So I got out a needle that came with the machine and exchanged it for the other one. It worked great! I sewed up the back seam, and it went seamlessly right through both sides of the elastic. I had trouble with that last time, but this time I didn’t. I have yet to try it out more, but I plan to be sewing with the right needle from now on. I hope the next skirt I make is good enough to sell in Peppermint Pursuits!

Thanks for reading! Have any of you been sewing recently?

— American Girl Doll Artist

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Hey, I'm Dara! I'm the main blogger here at Small Dolls in a Big World. I love sewing, drawing, and photographing my dolls. I started this blog in 2014 and have been blogging ever since. :) A lot of the time you can find me on Instagram where I share my latest work. (@americangirldollartist)


  1. Adorable! I have been sewing a lot. I love to make T-shirts for my dolls. I use the free pattern on Liberty Jane. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great job! I wish I could sew like you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You should make an outfit and sell it on Peppermint Pursuits! ๐Ÿ™‚ Jessica looks beautiful and I like your photos.

  3. Good job. Sewing doll clothes isn’t the easiest thing to sew. I like the fabric too.

  4. Wow! That looks really nice! I like the corduroy fabric. ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately, I haven’t been sewing anything lately. I hope to start another sewing project soon!
    ~Christian Homeschooler

  5. Wow! You did a great job with the skirt! I agree, it does look great on Jessica. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have done some basic sewing by hand but I haven’t really worked with a sewing machine

  6. Wow, those seams are pretty great for a beginner! (Except for when your machine acted up.). Maybe next time you see a skirt,you could do a giveaway with them!

  7. Wow AGartist, you are a pretty talented seamstress. I’m glad you’ve found a hobby you enjoy :).

  8. That is really cute, I love the color! All I did was repair a pair of doll jeans recently, but I’ve been getting that “itch” to make a few things I’ve had on my mind. It doesn’t help that I’ve been so busy lately.

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