Okay, here we go! You’ll need:
- fat quarter of fabric
- 25-30 inches of ribbon
- basic sewing supplies
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.
Then sew along the bottom folded edge:
As mentioned, this is a great project for girls! I did the curved arm hole area, but she did the straight sewing:
Now, take your ribbon and feed it through one casing, then continuously through the other casing, as shown. A safety pin on the end of the ribbon will help you shimmy it through:
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!
With the scraps from your fat quarter, you can cut some stars and applique them on a shirt so you can have a coordinating doll/girl outfit. If you need tips on how to do simple applique, I posted that today on my blog.