Used Joan Hinds' Pattern from 30 Minute Doll Clothes
You can still see a demo of the dress on the Sewing with Nancy site.
I had a great time using 1/8 of a yard of fabric to make this quick dress.
It's also very easy for little hands to put on the doll, as it wraps around the doll.
When I made the second dress, I had the idea to use what little fabric was left over to make butterfly accents for the dress.
I had only 2 pieces this size left over. (square= 1 inch)
Left the edges raw.
I first tried to stitch a running stitch to gather, but couldn't hold this fabric together while I attached to dress. So, just gathered on a pin as you see here. Pinched with my fingers as I ran a stitch with the sewing machine through the center attaching to the dress.
The lined jackets didn't take much fabric and were super easy.
If you finish the inside seam correctly, they can be reversible.
I have downloaded a lot of patterns for these dolls and bought a few patterns on sale for $2 or less. So buying this book was a super splurge for me, but I'm glad I bought it because the patterns are very simple & super easy, take very little fabric and therefore are very enjoyable to make.
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