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Contrasting Top Stitch

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5. Attach Lace to Finished Side of Skirt Hems
5. Contrasting Top Stitch
5a. Decorative Edging Stitch
5a. Decorative Stitching on Ribbon Trim
5b. Horizontal Trims
5b. How to Attach Lace and Ribbon to Sleeves
5c. How to Attach Lace to Underside of Skirt Hems
5c. How to Gather Skirts
5d. How to Hand Sew Doll Bodies and Clothes
5d. How to Make a Lined Bodice

5e. How to Make a Ribbon Waistband
5e. How to Make Contrasting Panels in Skirts
5f. How to Make Rolled Hems
5f. How to Sew Skirt to Bodice
5g. How to Sew On Sticky Tape Closures
5g. Press then Sew Doll Clothes
5h. Ribbon and Lace Collars
5h. Stand Up Collars
5i. Vertical Trims
5j. Circle Skirts

 

 

Page 5. Attach Lace to Finished Side of Skirt Hems


This is an easy method to attach lace to the finished side of skirt hems of your doll dresses.
Description: 18-inch doll dress; photo credit Susan Kramer
1. The first step is to determine how long the finished skirt is to be.

2. Then measure the width of lace that will show after being sewn on.

3. The finished skirt length needs to include the material and lace combination.

4. Allow enough of the skirt material to make a hem by folding up one half inch twice and blind stitching.

5. To attach lace to skirt hem, pin top edge of lace to finished side of skirt at hemline and sew in place as in photo.

By making a hem in the material first you see a nice finish on the underside of the skirt if the skirt gets turned up a bit in playing.

A hem in the material also gives a better drape to the finished skirt.

Article and photo credit Susan Kramer

Page 5. Constrasting Top Stitch


Here are two ways I use contrasting hand-sewn top stitching on the collars of doll costumes.
Description: top stitching on collar of Raggedy Ann dress; photo credit Susan KramerDescription: top stitching on collar of Raggedy Andy shirt; photo credit Susan Kramer
In the dress example, I used 6 strand pink embroidery floss to hand top stitch down the front sides, to the lower point of the white lace collar.

The pink picks up on the pink print in the doll dress.

With all contrasting top stitching I try to space the top and underside stitch evenly, about one eighth inch for stitch and one eighth inch space.

For the Raggedy Andy collar I used red 6 strand floss with the same one eighth inch stitch and one eighth inch spacing pattern.

This time I used a different color than the material in the costume to add more interest to the outfit.

A red cross grain ribbon as the neck tie completes the costume.

Article and photo credits Susan Kramer

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Raggedy Andy Doll Clothes Pattern

For 15 to 18 Inch Dolls

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

 

 

Baby Christening Gown
E-pattern

by Susan Kramer
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Royal Bridesmaid
18 Inch Doll Dress Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer
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