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    Default Help! How do I dress this doll?



    I made this rather wild doll for my great niece's first birthday (in 2
    weeks). How do I make some simple clothes with no patterns? Please
    give me some explicit directions, as I'm rather foggy brained right
    now.

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    Not sure but I have doll patterns for sale for cheap!

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    wow. . she is wild. . .but adorable!! she would look so cute in a brightly colored sundress. . .but I don't sew so can't help you out there. . sorry.

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    I would probably make a T-shaped smock dress. The top of the T is the arms, and the bottom of the T is the bottom of the dress. So the patter would look like a T w/ a mirror image. Does that make sense? Then fold the mirror-image Ts and sew the underside of the arms down the side of the dress.

    I hope this makes sense....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom
    I would probably make a T-shaped smock dress. The top of the T is the arms, and the bottom of the T is the bottom of the dress. So the patter would look like a T w/ a mirror image.
    Great minds think alike-- I have one started on my knitting needles already! I think I'll make the back split though-- cause i don't think she'll be able to get it on/off otherwise. Little hands have trouble like that.

    I'm using the same yarn I used for the hair. . . .

    I'll have to see if I can figure out how to do a simple sundress of some sort. I have the perfect fabric, if I can just figure it out.

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    How about a sourong? One made out of a wild print would be adorable. I think she is very cute!

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    How about a sourong? One made out of a wild print would be adorable.


    How do I do that?

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    For a simple sundress, take a tube of fabric and sew up one side, hem top and bottom. Then just make 2 tubes of fabric for the straps and sew on. Or you could even use rick rack for the straps.

    I'm not sure but for a sarong, take a large sized square of fabric (maybe bandana size) Hem on all 4 sides. Fold in half in a triangle, place the center fold in the middle of the back, bring both ends (points of the triangle) under the arms and to the front, criss cross then wrap around to the back of the neck and tie in a knot. ??? Hope I'm right. LOL

    BTW, your baby doll is cute, your niece is going to love her!

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    On the sundress, you may want to make it bigger than the doll and put some elastic in the top portion, as that will be easier for little hands to get it off and on.

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    Your doll is just so cute. Where did you get the pattern? I would like to make some of these for my nieces for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.
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    I love, love, love her!! I think a dress knit from the same yarn as her hair would be adorable!! I might take that idea for a church member who just had a girl!
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    I just enlarged my gingerbread man cookie cutter, then sewed two pieces together. I used some bright yarn and made a knotted hair , pulled it back into a pony tail.

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    Thanks Sunshine!
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    Oh how cute! These are the best kind of dolls, the ones to cherish forever. I bet she will drag this little doll everywhere with her. I also would have suggested a dress made with the same yarn as the hair, so colorful!

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