How to make a no-sew poodle skirt for your 18 inch doll.
I made dress-up poodle skirts for my daughter's 7th birthday party. I had to make a matching one for her American Girl doll. These are so simple, your daughter can help you make one.
16 inch x 16 inch square piece of colored felt. (Popular 50's colors, pink, baby blue, purple, red or black)
1 package Iron-On Velcro
Fabric scissors and cutting mat
Hot glue gun
6 inch x 6 inch square of white felt (could use black)
small pom pom for tail (matching color)
Sharpie marker (black to draw eyes and nose)
7 inches of sequin ribbon for leash and collar
Start by folding the 16x16 square into an 8x8 square.
From open corner to open corner, cut a curved diagonal line across the middle of the fabric.
The curved edge becomes the bottom edge of the skirt.
Now mark 3 inches from the folded corner on both folded sides. Cut a curved diagonal line from each mark.
FREE PRINTABLE: Poodle Outline
Copy and paste this image into 'Microsoft Word' or another program. You can adjust the size. You'll want it about 3 inches tall.
Print the template and cut out the poodle on your paper.
Place on white felt, trace around the edge.
Now cut out the felt poodle.
Hot glue the sequin ribbon behind the neck to hold it in place.
Hot glue the poodle onto the skirt (lay it out first and wrap around the doll to see where you want it to lay).
Then glue the pom pom on the tail.
Next, glue the ribbon across the poodle's neck then glue it up to the waist of the skirt and tuck onto back side of skirt.
Open velcro, cut 2 pieces of the loop/pokey style (not the soft matching velcro), 2 inches long.
Next, layout your velcro, one on outside top corner edge of skirt, one on inside top corner edge. You want the pokey part of the velcro so it will stick to the skirt once you wrap it. Now iron both pieces on as directed by the velcro package.
Wrap it around your doll and the velcro will stick to the skirt as needed.
You can cut the length of the circle shorter if you don't want as much excess wrap. If so, cut it first then add the velcro on the ends.
Make sure leash is tucked into waist. Now find a cute shirt to match and tie some pink tool in her hair for a bow and your set for the Sock Hop!
Make matching poodle skirts. See tutorial for girl size skirt here.
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