A new dress…
We share with you now, the pattern and tutorial for a dress for your ROTH doll complete with a built in apron.
If you want, you can make your dress without the apron, just skip the steps regarding the apron.
Cut out the pattern according to the measurements above. I used a 8 X 11 piece of copier paper and cut 1 inch from the bottom. Be sure to make the gentle curve as shown in the upper left hand corner.
You will be left with this template.
Place the 9 inch side on the fold of a folded piece of fabric measuring at least 16 X 12 inches .
Cut out two identical pieces.
The apron template will measure 5 X 8 inches.
You will see once you unfold the dress fabric that you will have two symmetrical front and back pieces of the dress.
For the apron you will use a piece of decorative trim. You can find this in the trip section on a fabric or craft store, but also on unexpected things around the house. The piece that I used was cut from the bottom of a bed skirt and measured 5 inches wide.
You can use whatever you like and adjust your template width accordingly. Just make sure that it is 8 inches across when you cut it.
Pin the apron piece to the front of the dress right below the arms as shown.
Sew the apron into place by stitching across the top.
Trim the excess apron from the sides of the dress front and remove the pins.
To hem the dress you will hem the edges shown in green in the bottom left photo above using a 1/3 inch seam allowance.
To hem the neck of the dress you will use a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Press the hems with the appropriate measurements before sewing.
Make sure that both the front and the back of the dress are pressed with an iron symmetrically.
Sew your hems.
Place both halves of the dress right side up.
Sandwich the two together by placing them right sides together.
Now to finish the dress.
Sew the green highlighted sides of the dress as shown using a 1/3 inch seam allowance.
Trim off any excess fabric or thread.
Turn the dress inside out and press with an iron.
And there you have it. A pretty little simple dress for your baby doll.
Tomorrow we will be sharing the pattern and instructions for making a bonnet for your doll. Thank you all for following along with this adventure in doll making.