Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial #6


Picnic Outfit

This outfit is designed to fit 18-inch dolls. These patterns are some of the favorites from the children’s sewing classes that I teach.


Capri Pants
Supply List
Fat quarter of Cotton Fabric
11 inch piece of 1/4 inch wide elastic
Freezer paper, wrapping paper or newspaper to draw your pattern
Sewing supplies


Step 1 - Make the Pattern
Draw an 8 1/2 x 9 rectangle on paper.

Measure and draw a vertical line 4 1/2 inches from the long edge. Draw a second line 6 inches from the long side edge.

Now measure and draw a horizontal line 5 inches from the top.
doll carpi pant step 1

Using this grid draw a curved edge for the top of your pants like the photo.

Then draw a straight line for the bottom of your pant leg.

Cut out and label the pattern “carpi pants – cut 2 on the fold”
doll carpi pant step 2

 
Step 2 – Cut the fabrics
Fold the fabric in half and pin the pattern on the fold. Cut out. Repeat for the second pants leg.

doll carpi pant step 3

Step 3 – Sew the Hem
Fold the bottom of the pants 1/2 inch towards the wrong side of the fabric.

Sew along this edge to make the hem.

Repeat for the other leg.
doll carpi pant step 6

Step 4 – Sew the Center Seam
Place the pant piece together with “pretty” sides touching. Make the center seam (curved edge) even and pin.

Sew using a 3/8 seam.
doll carpi pant step 8

Step 5 – Sew the Inner Leg
Refold the pants bringing the two center seams together.You will see the legs form.

Sew the inner leg seam using a 3/8 seam.

doll carpi pant step 9

doll carpi pant step 11

Step 6 – Sew Casing
Fold the top of the pants 1/2 inch toward the wrong side of the fabric and pin.

Mark an opening for the elastic to go into.

Sew along the edge to make the casing. Do not sew the opening shut.
doll carpi pant step 13

Step 7 – Insert elastic
Use a safety pin to help insert the elastic into the casing.
doll carpi pant step 16

Sew the ends of the elastic together.

doll carpi pant step 18

Pin and sew the opening shut.

doll carpi pant step 19

Enjoy you Capri Pants!



Halter Top

doll modeling
Supply List
Fat quarter of Cotton Fabric
Four 11 inch pieces of 1/4 inch wide ribbon.
Freezer paper, wrapping paper or newspaper to draw your pattern
Fray Check (optional)
Sewing supplies


Step 1 - Make the Pattern
Draw an 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch rectangle on paper. Fold in half to make a 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inch rectangle.

On the open edge measure and mark a dot 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom. Measure and mark another dot 3 1/2 inches up from the bottom.

On the top measure and mark a dot 2 inches in from the side.

Draw a straight line from the 1 1/2 inch dot to the opposite corner.

Draw a curved line from the top dot to the 3 1/2 inch dot.

Cut out the pattern and label it “halter top – cut 2 ”
doll halter top step 2

Step 2 – Cut the fabrics
Fold the fabric in half and pin the pattern on. Cut out.


doll halter top step 4


Step 3 – Attach the Ties
Mark a dot 1/2 in along the top edge and 1/2 down on each side edge.


Pin the ribbons next to each mark. The ribbons will face in to the fabric like the photo.


Sew across the ribbon to hold them in place.


Gather up the ribbons to one side like the photo.
doll halter top step 9


Step 4 – Sew the Halter
Place both fabric together with “pretty” sides touching . Make even and pin.


Mark and opening on the bottom edge. Make sure the ribbon tails are between the dots.


Sew around using a 3/8 inch seam. Do not sew the opening shut.
doll halter top step 11


Step 5 – Clip Corners and Curves
Carefully clip a small triangle off each corner.


Carefully clip the curves. Do not cut your stitching.
doll halter top step 13

doll halter top step 14


Step 6 – Finishing
Turn pretty side out.


Gently use a point turner to make nice square corners.


Press and top stitch using your presser foot as a guide.
doll halter top step 17


Add a drop of Fray Check to the ribbon ends.


doll halter top step 18

Enjoy your Halter Top!





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3 comments:

Lynne said...

Very cute!

cfgenie said...

thank you for sharing this, it is very helpful!

Freda Fields Alley said...

Thank you soooo much for these patterns! My granddaughters (yes, plural) are into AG dolls and oh my! The outfits are expensive!!! Now I can sew up some things for them using scraps and remnants...

:)