This tutorial is perfect, it was done by my good friend Megan who owns American Prim. I added a few Homespun from the Heart notes.
1 - Follow the pattern pieces for making the clothes making sure to follow any instructions for doubled material or laying pieces on the fold.
I like to put the doll's dress on feet first-especially if the doll has a big head!
Sew a gathering or a running stitch around the neckline and around the cuffs of the arms and legs (if indicated in the pattern)
Making the 'Loons (aka Pantaloons, shorts, or pants):
A lot of patterns will not give you an actual pattern piece for pantaloons or a slip (underskirt). They will simply tell you how long and tall the piece of material should be and most will have directions or diagrams for how they should be sewn.
1 - For loons cut a piece of material the length and width indicated in pattern. Fold from left to right. Sew the side about 1/4" from edge (green marking)
2 - Move the seam to the middle
4 - Clip between the stitching making sure to clip the corners
Now you can tea stain if you wish to do that! I always do mine and hang them outside so the mess drips out in the yard.
Thrift Store finds over the summer.
3 years ago