This is the first post on fabric clothing for the dolls of the smallestchildren of the nursery school.
Most dolls have flexible body so I had trouble finding free patterns and free models on the net. When you work for a school, it has to cost a minimum ... I therefore offer patterns that I created in the hope that it will serve you.
In addition each of the dolls has different measurements which does not simplify the task, far away ... But it allows me to offer many sewing patterns for dresses , skirts, blouses, coats, ...
If you need help to make a model or another do not hesitate to post your questions in the comments, I will answer with pleasure ...
The doll in question has the following measurements:
- Total height : 31 cm
- Shoulder to ankle height : 21 cm
- Bust : 19.5 cm
- Head circumference : 23 cm
- Waist : 17.5 cm
- Height waist-knee : 9 cm
- Height waist-ankle : 14.5 cm
- Shoulder : 1.5 cm
- Arm length: 8 cm
For our little dress, few supplies :
- a sewing machine, even if you can just hand sewing
- matching thread
- a tape measure
- 5 mm elastic
- a rectangle of 34 cm * 22 cm
- a ribbon of at least 50 cm
The first step is to make a zig-zag all around the rectangle. Although you realize doll' clothing it must be finished as well as a child's clothing or adult. Especially because children are not necessarily sensitive when handling dolls and when they dress and undress the dolls.
Then make a casing on one of 34 cm side.
Measure the elastic on the doll : normally it should measure 2 cm less than the chest of the doll.
Place the elastic inside the casing with a safety pin being careful not to let it go completely inside
Sew the elastic at each end of the casing
Sew the two sides of 22 cm by positioning the rectangle right side against right side
Put the dress on the doll to find out where to position the ribbon
Put the seam in the middle of the back and distribute the gathers
Fold the ribbon in V and fix with a needle on the casing of the dress
Sew the ribbon on the dress
Slip the dress on the doll
Make a pretty rosette with ribbon
Measure the hem directly on the doll
Sew the hem
Put the dress on the doll ...
Et voilà !!! a pretty strappy dress complete !!