Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Making a Sundress from Valspierssews 18" Underwear No.2 Pattern

My Underwear No.2 design for 18" dolls is perfect for a sundress. Here is how I did the straps on mine.

I cut 2 pieces of dress fabric 1 1/4" wide and about 6" long.

Overlock both long edges.
I then folded over the long sides to the middle and pressed them.

Next, I top stitched 1/8" from the fold down both sides.

I made the strap this way because I didn't want it to be too thick. You could use the usual double fold handle or strap method with a 2" wide piece of fabric.

Pin them to the front over the side front seams right sides together. Baste them in place.

Measure the strap to be 5 1/2". I then pinned them to the back edge. Make sure you don't twist the straps.

I tested it on the doll to make sure the straps sat neatly.

Baste the straps to the back. Then overlock the top edge including the ends of the straps.

Fold over the 1/4" hem allowance for the top edge and top stitch all the way around. Make sure the straps are well out of the way.


You could make it for your Australian Girl Doll as well. It is a fraction short but some trim around the hem edge should make it perfect.
You can find the pattern in my Etsy Shop. 

It is Underwear No.2 Petticoat and Bloomers.

Happy Sewing,