Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog over at Sugar Bee Crafts - it's super fabulous over there, so be sure to check it out.
I'm excited to be here - - because it's filled with tons of stuff I love: fat quarters, simple projects, and UCreate - the trifecta of awesomeness. What a great idea for a series!
Today I have a tutorial for you on how to make a Simple Doll Pillowcase Dress. This is PERFECT if you're a beginner sewer or if you have a daughter looking for a sewing project she can do herself. Or if you are just looking for a quick sewing project. I'd guess about 20 minutes is the time you'll need for it.
Okay, here we go! You'll need:
- fat quarter of fabric
- 25-30 inches of ribbon
- basic sewing supplies
Cut 2 rectangles that are 9x12 inches. Then cut half a "u" in each top corner, as shown below. I just guessed on this - it's a doll dress, so there's no perfect fit. Then with right sides together, sew up both sides (not the half "u") as shown below in the right image.
Once together you have a full "u" that is the arm hole of the dress. Finish it as you choose. You can turn it under and hem it. I just serged it because I'm lazy. You could also trim it out in bias tape. You could even just leave it - it's a doll dress, so it won't get too much wear/frayiness.
After the arm holes are complete, fold the top down 1/4 in and then again about 1 inch. This is creating a casing for your ribbon. Do this to both sides.
Here it is, all finished:
Slip it on the doll and then cinch up the ribbon and gather the dress around the neck:
That's it! You can do this!
how to do simple applique, I posted that today on my blog.
Hope to see you over at Sugar Bee Crafts!!
I've got some great projects to make from a Fat Quarter of Fabric, including no-sew braided headbands, ruffled keychain fobs, and rolled flower necklaces: