I stayed up late most of the nights that week making her romper and all the other decorations as well as 5 outfits for some babies that I found for her at a consignment sale. There was a bag with two babies, two bottles, a hairbrush, toy rubber ducky, and about 10 diapers. I don't remember the price but I know I went on 75% off day so I probably didn't pay more than $2 for it all.
|What I bought|
|(Headband not pictured)|
Here are the first two projects I did:
|L: 3 & 4 (headband not pictured above) R: 6 & 7|
4: I just winged this one. I cut a strip of fabric about 5"x16" and hemmed one edge. I folded the top over to for casing for the elastic and sewed the two ends together leaving the top open to insert the elastic. I inserted the elastic and sewed the top closed.
Headband: I measured the baby's head with the elastic and 1 1/2 the length to get the length for the fabric. I cut it about 2" wide which was a little too wide. I sewed the top and bottom together with wrong sides facing and turned it inside out. I inserted the elastic and sewed it all closed. I tied the ribbon in a bow and hand sewed it on.
6 & 7 Is a reversible dress with two pairs of matching pants- one for each side of the dress. One of the pairs of pants has elastic at the bottom which was really hard to put on since the area you're working with is so small.
|L: 6 & 7 R: 1 & 2|
1: This is the peasant top she describes. She made hers with a knit fabric that didn't need to be hemmed which I didn't. I also had a really hard time with the elastic. I would attempt this again but my first try didn't turn out very well. WAYWARD!
2: I measured around the doll's waist with elastic, cut, and tied the elastic . I cut1/2"-1"wide by about 5" pieces of tulle. I folded them in half, put the folded part around the backside of the elastic and pulled the ends through the loop around the elastic- See picture below. I continued until the elastic was all full.
To make this I measure a double over piece of fabric leaving 1" extra on each side of the doll's body for the width and from the doll's shoulders to knees plus 1.25". I hemmed the bottom and made a casing at the top for the ribbon. I sewed the sides together and cut the arm holes. I hand hemmed around the top of the casing and the arm holes. I inserted the ribbon and it was done. By far the easiest one! Want to make a top for you like this from an old T-shirt? See tutorial here!
Here PB is loving on her doll. Okay so I don't know if you call love throwing it on the ground but same thing!