5 Minute Upcycled Doll Skirt

I am easily distracted! I was just folding a load of laundry when I came across this dress of Natalie’s. It is a little small, one of the tiers has come unstitched and someone got bright orange puff paint on it. Hmmm. But this material is TOO pretty to throw away – especially with all those layers in tact. So…

Exhibit A – Gorgeous dress. Orange puff paint. Ruffle coming off.

Not even 5 minutes and NO SEWING later – we have an adorable tiered skirt. This is the top of the dress. I cut off the straps, cut under the lowest ruffle, added two pieces of self stick velcro, and…

Bam! Lauryce has a pretty new skirt! I cut another piece of the fabric to make her headband, she borrowed the shirt from Corolle Les Cheries Camille and the shoes are from Tipi’s pajama set.

The moral of the story… think before you toss! And always check with your parents before you go cutting up human clothes. But with a little creativity, your dolls can have new clothes for FREE.

I made a skirt for American Girl (MyAG #3) from the bottom tier of the dress so the hem was already done. Same closure in the back – self-adhesive velcro. 

What a cute sister outfit!

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  1. Saigeluver:) says:

    awwww. i don’t have any fabric like that

  2. juliet_the_great says:

    Sorry Saigeluver!

  3. juliet_the_great says:


  4. Gail says:

    cute and pretty!

  5. Sharry says:

    Cool and very creative!

  6. Mimi says:

    I should try that!

  7. bailey says:

    sorry not secondie

  8. Nina says:

    Cute! Are there any differences between Nicole and Kirsten?

  9. AGInParadise says:

    I am thinking the same thing right now lol

  10. AGInParadise says:

    14thie! lol!

  11. AGInParadise says:

    Super cute! I am always on the hunt for new doll clothes! :)

  12. Regan says:

    I love this! Char, when are you going to post next?

  13. Ava says:

    That’s so cute!

  14. That’s a good idea! But I’m a tomboy, I only own 1 dress. (first communion dress) Weird, I know a tomboy who likes dolls. ;)

    I had old jeans and turned it into a denim skirt for my dolls! I love upcylcing things.

  15. Gwen says:

    I love upcycling. We have clothing giveaways in our state and I like to go to them browsing not only for kids clothes but great items to make into doll stuff and other items. Upcycling is so fun! And, you can get some pretty cute things.

  16. Sierra says:

    Very cool!

  17. granof4 says:

    How clever! Really like that there was enough material to make matching big and little sister skirts.They both look so sweet!

  18. AB says:

    Does your merida fit in h4h clothes? Ijust got belle and think she would look cute in some of their stuff

  19. Paige says:

    How creative! Those are so cute!!

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  21. N says:

    Nice skirt! Lauryce especially is so cute.

  22. Madelon says:

    Love it!

  23. sabrina says:

    wow! great idea! so cute!

  24. cordelia says:

    Both dolls are super cute in their new skirts and the matching headband for Lauryce is adorable.

  25. skylar!!!!(: says:

    i am trying that

  26. abbi says:

    how do you change youre gravatar

  27. Char says:

    Go to gravatar.com and follow the instructions there

  28. qtlol10 says:

    She looks SO CUTE in that outfit!

  29. Cate says:

    That is soo cute , I love sewing my own things so this is a certain must do!

  30. keely says:

    would the first skirt fit la dee da?

  31. Char says:

    You could adjust it to fit

  32. ags139 says:

    Sooo cute!!!