Sunday, October 10, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Finish the long edges of the skirt drapes with narrow hems.
With right sides together (WRST) stitch the dress and lining side seams. Clip the curves and press the side seams open.
Cut 1/4" off the bottom of the dress lining. WRST, stitch the dress to the lining at the bottom and under-stitch the lining. The shorter lining will create the dress’ hem.
With wrong sides together, pin and baste the dress to the lining at the center backs.
Baste the top of the dress to the lining with a 3/16” seam allowance. Clip a notch out of the point at the center front of the dress and Fray-Check the notch.
Serge or zig-zag the back edges of the dress. Do not cut the serger threads close to the dress yet. Fray-Check the serger threads and after the Fray-Check is dry, cut the serger thread close to the dress.
Press the back seam open.
Pin the straps to fit the doll at the backs and hand stitch the straps to the back of the dress.
Cut 1” off the bottom of the left skirt drape.
Finish the ends with narrow hand-stitched hems.
To make the dress fit better, hand stitch from the center front of the dress along the inside of the top edge.
Leave the end of the thread free and repeat for the other side.
Cut the bodice and straps out of one end of the 1/4 yard of dress fabric. The rest of the fabric will be the skirt, so squish the pattern pieces as close to each other as possible. I ended up having about 30” left for the skirt.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Press the hat brim flat between a pressing cloth.
and a racket ball.
Mark a hole in the center of the yogurt lid,
and cut it out.
Stuff the container full of washcloths to support the ball.
Place the ball on top of the washcloths,
and place the lid on top of the ball.
Cover the top of the ball with double sided tape.
Glue about 3-4 rows of straw.