Here's a short How to.
Not revolutionary in the least!
But Julie asked.
So I'm showing her how I did it!
Choosing the fabric.
The hardest part!
You can think about shoes later.
My rectangle is 9"x8"
(You need a front and back.)
But don't measure.
That makes it more fun!
You now have a little dress.
Lay out the face fabric.
Draw a head....kind of matching it up with the top of the dress.
Starry eyes and a little mouth.
The FUN part!
Pull out some trim!
If this is going to a baby....use felt for the buttons.
Sew it on.
Attach head (front and back) to the dress.
Time for some HAIR!
I pulled out some 2" strips....measurements are NOT exact.
Sew the strips in thirds to hide the cut edges.
Try them on.
This time I'm adding more hair.
Sew head together.
Check out her hair-do.
Do you like it?
Two rectangles and
two little rectangles for shoes.
Sew them together.
Fold and sew.
When you get down the shoes.....
sew a curve.
Now she's ready for some arms....and hands.
Here they are.
Make them just like you did the legs!
What do you think?
Stuff the arms and legs.
Cross her arms so they'll hang down a bit when she's done.
Sew down the sides.
But leave a little bit UNSTUFFED!
It makes attaching these legs a lot easier!
Pin them on folding the edge of her dress up.
Sew across the bottom....
Leave a little opening...
So you can finish the stuffing.
Slip stitch that little opening...
and give her a
I've started a flickr group for these!
I want to see what you make!