> Hello people!
> I have made several yarn dolls of various sizes (6-12" tall, various
> widths) but they're all ***! Any ideas on how to clothe them for
> someone with no sewing experience? I don't want to have to resort to
> purchased doll clothes.
> I'm hoping there's some sort of sari or toga or other kind of no-sew
> patterns available somewhere. One can hope, right?
Simple glued skirt:
Needs fabric and applique glue or fabric glue (glue that doesn't soak
through the fabric with a light application - you can try whatever
glues are already in your possession to see if any of them work
Cut a strip of fabric, length to go around dolls waist with half inch
overlap, width about 3/4 inch. (call it a waistband)
Cut a second strip, length 3 to 5 times (try different lengths to find
what look you like best), width from doll's waist to knee or ankle
(that's the skirt length, remember to allow for turnover for a "hem").
Fold the first strip in half, crease firmly (or *shudder* use an iron
to press it). Unfold and turn under an 1/8 inch on the edge that will
be the right side of the skirt.
Mark the center along the edge of each piece.
Fold a turnover for a hem along the bottom edge of the skirt piece.
Spread a very light application of glue on the inside of the very edge
of the foldover. Press it up against the inside of the skirt. Let dry.
Spread a light application of glue on the inside of the back half of
the waistband. Stick one end of the edge of the skirt piece down
flush with its end of the waistband. Stick the other end down at the
other end. Stick the center marks together. Crinkle the bulging
fabric so it is evenly distributed in each half (that is the "glued"
equivalent of "gathering"). At this point I put release paper (like
the liner in a Cheerios box) over the piece and place a weight
(usually a hefty book, or a brick) on top until the glue dries.
Next (after removing weight and release paper) apply a light coat of
glue to the inside of the front half of the waistband and fold it down
over the "gathers". Weight.
At this point you can use this as a wraparound skirt, or you can
overlap the ends and glue them together.
Does that help any?
Ann A. McGrath
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