American Girl Doll Suit with Godet Skirt by Elaine Phillips
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American Girl Doll Suit with Godet Skirt

Knitting
July 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
This pattern is available for free.

The inspiration for this business-casual outfit started with the skirt. I came across a picture of a skirt featuring godets in contrasting colors, which looked very interesting. Since I’ve been working with short rows recently, I immediately thought of this knitting technique for shaping the godets.

After I had the skirt, I decided I would make the rest of the outfit in a more formal style. Actually, the skirt itself is very universal: it can be part of a suit, as here, or your doll can wear around town or even to the beach with a more casual top. This jacket, however, is definitely more business-like.

The skirt is knitted sideways, in 2 colors, with short row shaping of the color bands. It is then joined at the back.

The back and front of the jacket are worked back-and-forth as one piece up to the armholes, the front and back are knitted separately. The sleeves are also worked separately and set-in to the jacket.

Pattern was updated on August 12, 2018.