Monday, September 2, 2013

Sewing an Easy Doll Dress~Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

So a few weeks ago I sewed a cute lampshade cover in one of my daughter's bedroom and had some left over scraps.  I put together four identical doll dresses for the girls and their cousin.  This is such a great way to use up all those scraps..No waste here.
Really this is a very easy project to put together, especially for those novice sewers.

1~ Cut your fabric in this general shape~from the top of the neck line to the bottom of the dress is about 12".  This is just a doll dress so it doesn't have to be perfect.

and cut another piece in a rectangle to sew to the bottom of the dress. This piece will have the ruffle detail. Make sure to zig- zag around all the pieces to prevent fraying if you do not own a serger.

3~Sew a small pocket around the neckline for the ribbon. Make sure the pocket is large enough to easily pull the ribbon from one end to another.

4~Take one of the rectangular pieces and by hand add a ruffle by pinching the fabric. This little ruffle should be in the center.

5~stitch the back and front together sewing as close to the edge as possible. Trim all your pieces and turn right-side out.

6~Hem your dress and pull the ribbon through the folded pocket and there you have a sweet dress for your little girl to enjoy.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and use it to make cute dresses for your friends and family.
 Have a fabulous day!

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