How to sew a dress for a doll with your own hands? Fantasy has no limits!
Dolls are probably the most popular toys for girls. Neither soft bears and hares, nor designers, nor various sets of a doctor or a cook can compare with them. And how do babes love beautiful clothes, with sparkles, pebbles and beads! And why not please your child with a new chic dress for your favorite toy, especially since it is not difficult to sew beautiful dresses for dolls, you just need to find time for this and suitable scraps. And as jewelry any old costume jewelry, small artificial flowers and ribbons will suit, which will give the dress an exquisite finished look.
So, in this article we will talk about how to sew a dress for a doll, starting with the development of a pattern and finishing with a decorative trim.
How to make a template
At first glance it may seem that the dress pattern for the doll is made by complex calculations, but this is not at all the case.There is an easier way. For example, to make a pattern for the upper part of the dress, you should measure the chest girth of the pupa, as well as the waist and hips circumference. You should also measure the height of the bodice from the hips to the waist and to the chest. After these measurements need to be transferred to a sheet of paper. To do this, it draws a vertical line and, on the basis of the measurements taken, note three points: chest, waist and hips. Further from these points, в part of the values of the corresponding circles is laid aside. Finally, from the chest line, lift the top of the bodice to the desired height, draw up a side line. As a result, the drawing should have half the front of the bodice pattern. For a more accurate fit under the breasts do tucks, thereby reducing the figure of the line of the side seam. If the dress is intended for a Barbie doll or another model with a big breast, then you should initially increase the measure of the waist volume by about one and a half centimeters, which will then be closed in darts.
How to sew a dress for a doll without fitting? Of course, according to the proven pattern! However, to make it ideal, you should modify the paper-drawn pattern.And after all corrections, it will be possible to sew various dresses for this doll, even without having even the model itself at hand. So, the template is applied to the cardboard, cut and cut. Next, the finished pattern is transferred to the fabric, and when cutting, add seam allowances.
Cut out the details of the bodice from the fabric, sew them and try on the doll. Here you will immediately see where improvements will be needed. Usually these include extra tucks on the waist line and above the chest. They will definitely need to be marked on the cardboard template in order to further simplify your work with other outfits. Further, to sew a dress for a doll, a master class with a step-by-step description will be very helpful.
How to make the dress bodice
To make the product look neat, the bodice of the dress is best done on a lining, and therefore you should sew one more detail of the top of the dress from a simpler and thinner one. It should be connected to the front of the upper line, closing the seam inward. To do this, both blanks are folded face up to each other and lay a seam along the upper cut above the breast. Also sew stitches in the place of the future fastener. As a result, open cuts should remain only on the line of connection of the bodice and skirt.The finished upper part of the dress can be decorated with rhinestones, fabric flowers, beads, ribbons or guipure lace.
How to make a skirt for a dress
Working with a skirt, first of all you need to determine the model of the dress. There can be a lot of design options for skirts for a dress: a year, fluffy pleat, with ruffles, long and fluffy, short-fitting, bell, straight with a long train or with a symmetrical hem. Depending on the model chosen on the basis of the pattern of the same bodice, you can create completely different outfits.
How to sew a dress for a doll with a full skirt? This is perhaps the easiest version of the bottom of the dress. For him, you need only a measure of waist circumference. For its design, it is necessary to cut a strip of fabric equal to the length of the skirt, and the width will depend on the desired pomp of the future dress. So, a strip of fabric is sewn, leaving room for a fastener, the hem of the skirt is also hemmed, all decorative elements, such as ruffles, ribbons and lace, are sewn to it. After that, the top of the skirt is gathered in pleats, the width of the waist measurement, and the thread is fastened.
Assembly of parts
When the bodice and skirt are ready, it's time to put them together in a dress.To do this carefully, you must first lay the seam "forward needle", and then trim the excess fabric, leaving 0.3 cm of the edge, then process the cut with an overlay stitch. After that, a narrow satin ribbon is neatly sewn over it, tucked at the edges where there is a clasp. At the end, a strip of velcro is sewn to close the seam in the middle of the back.
How to sew a wedding dress doll
Probably all the girls dream of a wedding dress for her doll. And in order to make the dream come true, you just need to choose a white satin fabric for the dress and a veil for the veil, as well as decorative elements, and then make an outfit according to the description above. The skirt on top is decorated with tulle and pearl beads.
The above description is only the basis, using which, it is easy to create various images. After all, knowing the principle of how to sew a dress for a doll, you can make amazing outfits, complementing them with various details. For example, a veil for a bride doll can be easily made from a rectangular piece of a net attached to a small hairpin decorated with flowers or beads at the junction. Such an image will definitely appeal to the owner of the doll! What about a crown, gloves, and a fur cape on the shoulders? Fantasy has no limits, which meansDoll's wardrobe should be replenished regularly!