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Topic: Petite Blythe Dress TUTORIAL (or small doll dress)  (Read 19153 times)
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« on: September 07, 2007 06:11:35 PM »

I made a simple dress for my petite blythe doll, and thought i'd have a go at making a tutorial....this technique is very basic and could be used to make any doll dress...just change measurements

step 1. grab fabric scraps (i like to use two contrasting but complimentary colors/prints)....your bits will be much bigger than you actually need (it's easier to work with bigger bits and trim down after stitching

step 2.
gather the skirt part of the dress (i gathered by sewing a straight line while my upper thread tension was lowered to 2...but use whatever method you like)

step 3.
pin top and bottom together (right sides together)

step 4.
sew top to bottom then press seam

step 5.
hem top of dress (**note hemming top and bottom of dress could also be done before sewing top and bottom together....do what's easiest for you)

step 6.
hold your dress up to your doll to see where you want the bottom hem to fall

step 7.
sew the bottom hem

step 8.
fold your dress in half and sew up the back (i folded in half, measured about an inch and then sewed it up)

step 9.
trim excess from seam (*note...i later went back and took the point off the bottom of the seam cuz it layed funny)

step 10.
turn dress inside out and hand sew a length of ribbon to the front (this will be the straps of her dress)

step 11.
further embelish your dress as desired (i added a circle of felt to the ribbon) and then get your doll to model her new duds

hope you guys like this tutorial Smiley
« Last Edit: September 07, 2007 06:21:05 PM by enakitty » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 05:24:02 AM »

Thanks for the tut!!!  I was just thinking this morning of making my petite some new clothes, so this gives me even more inspiration.  The dress my beauty came with is essentially a denim rectangle that velcros in the back and has 2 pleather straps that go over her shoulders.  (Spirit and Spice)  I want to make her a girlie dress so this is too perfect!
« Last Edit: September 09, 2007 05:24:59 PM by carrieme » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007 06:22:18 AM »

if you try making one, i'd love to see it! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007 07:23:42 AM »

OMG is that really how tiny the petites are?Huh??

I haven't seen one irl....omg....I was actually having some sort of delusion that I could sew for petites...omg I would have to have my hands shrunk!

Having said that...the dress is adorable...your teeny little cutie is adorable and your tutorial is well done.

Great work!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 01:09:15 PM »

I looked at this tut, and it made me think of Sylvanian Families clothing!

I wonder if some of those would fit Petite Blythes?? (I'll have to borrow some from my daughters collection for my Petite)  Cheesy

I got Sugar and Spice too, I couldn't stand the dress, so I immediately knitted her a new one.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007 12:22:50 PM »

Thanks for posting the steps you took. I've seen petites with that type of dress on. I just got my petite and I have been wanting to make her something ^_^

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007 02:25:20 PM »

Thank-you for the tute! I thinki I'll go and make a dress for my Little Pullip Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 02:38:49 PM »

Thanks so much for this! I used this mad managed to make a really sweet dress for my nude little pullip, in the colours she's painted with!

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2014 09:56:35 PM »

I made a similar doll dress with my niece over the summer months. It was easy enough for an eleven-year-old to create without too much fuss.

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