Tuesday, October 25, 2011

That's a Wrap!

Another adventure in sewing doll clothes...

The free pattern for the skirt came from youcanmakethis.com. Because I used the leather the way I did, I couldn't use the pattern in the intended way. Below I show a diagram on how to alter the pattern.

The free pattern for the shirt came from libertyjanepatterns.com.

The headband and wristlet were my own, I just pieced the leather together with a zig-zag stitch. The headband has a small elastic piece sewn on the bottom (see picture below).

The purse, again was just pieced. I folded up the bottom up on iteself and sewed the sides, then folded the top over. Not rocket science. I sewed in a snap for the closure and used the decorative button to hide the stitches.

The leather I used was from a swatch ring. It was free and gave me a wide variety.

Once you have laid out your material, zig-zag stitch to piece them together. You will have to print 2 copies of the pattern since you aren't cutting on a fold, and lay them out as shown above. Instead of a hem, I zig-zag stitched around the outside to finish the edges.

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  1. Love the uses of leather samples, great recycling idea!

  2. Do you sew and then cut out or cut out leather to pattern and then sew?

    1. I sewed the patches together first, placed the pattern on top, then traced with chalk and cut. Then zig zag around the edge. Good luck!

  3. I love the use of leather for the skirt. Thank you for sharing. Check out Liberty Jane doll clothes for more patterns and a way to sell you great doll clothes.