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Doll Clothes

DesigningPat | Posted in General Discussion on

I like sewing doll clothes and I want to fine tune my efforts. I have been winging it and I need help. I have see fabulous doll clothes but I don’t know how to choose the correct fabrics and manipulate it into miniature creations. Presently I am working on a 29″ doll who requires evening and special holiday attire. Her figure is made of cotton with porcelain head, bust, arms and shins,,, very feminine and adult figure. Can anyone guide me; I truly need help!

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  1. suesew | | #1

    Doll Clothes require softer, lighter fabrics with smaller or simple or plain patterns. Fabrics like wool or corduroy can be too thick or stiff to work with in small pieces. Fraying can occur with loose weave fabrics where you would normally have to use a french seam or a regular 5/8 seam. Keep a bottle of fray check handy. Sew a much as you can with the pieces flat. Finish off the cuffs and sew in the sleeves before you sew the underarm or side seams. If you use little stitches you can cut the seam allowance down to 1/8". When you gather fabric, press the gathered seam allowance and then cut it down and flatten it with a zigzag or some overcasting stitch. There are some wonderful doll costuming magazines and books and you might benefit from looking through them and getting some ideas.

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