Free Pattern! A Simple Skirt for The Dress Up Bunch

Free Simple Skirt Pattern for The Dress Up Bunch

The Dress Up Bunch dolls now have a quick and easy skirt pattern you can make.

And it’s FREE!

Psst! I designed the skirt especially to fit all the dolls in The Dress Up Bunch collection – but it’ll also fit a ton of other dolls. It fits the American Girl dolls really well, and I guarantee it’ll also fit a bunch of random teddy bears and softies piled on any kid’s bed.

It pairs really well with the shirt from the free Play Clothes pattern.

So. The skirt. IT’S SO EASY!

Bean in free skirt pattern

No trim – just fabulous fabric.

You can make it super basic – with no trim. That’s what Bean is wearing here on the right. Just choose a fabulous fabric and you’re done.

Poppy’s skirt – the one you see on the cover – is made from mid-weight cotton twill and has a band of trim added above the hem. That’s a great way to add flat trims, like lace or rickrack or pretty ribbon. The pattern includes instructions for adding these. Of course.

The pattern also includes instructions for adding trim to the hem at the bottom of the skirt. That’s where you’d add any dangly trims, like fringe, tassels, pompoms, or these pretty beads.

pretty beaded fringe on the free Simple Skirt Pattern for the Dress Up Bunch

Ohh! Pretty beaded fringe!

I love the shiny blue beads with these tiny flamingos. Very beachy and fun. This is the fabric I used.

Of course, like all my doll clothing patterns, there are instructions for leaving a tail opening for the critters in the collection. They like to have their waggin’ room!

Ready to make a fun skirt? They’re so easy – I bet you can’t make just one! 🙂

Download the pattern here.

Have fun! And happy sewing!

Applique Wendi (with fabulous hat)


  1. Karen Potter SAYS...

    Hi Wendi,
    When I downloaded this free pattern I got the instructions but no pattern. Can you please help resolve this problem?
    Thank you,

    • The pattern piece is just a rectangle, so the instructions give you the dimensions to cut.

  2. Karen Potter SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Wendi. It would have helped if I’d taken the trouble to read Step 1!
    I’m just in the process of repairing the felt hair on the Emily doll I made for my granddaughter’s 5th birthday last year. She decided to brush it and enthusiastically made a large hole in the felt on the back of her head. I have cut a new back piece of felt and am going to hand stitch it cover the entire back of the head. I can’t think of any other solution without remaking it completely and that seems the wrong thing to do when she has been so thoroughly loved.
    Thank you so much for your delightful designs.