Baby Dolls 12 to 13 Inches
like Corolle Calin and Tidoo, Gotz Muffin,
Kathe Kruse Mini Bambina Patricia
Cap Sleeve Dress Pattern and Sewing Instructions
Here are instructions for making the bodice on short sleeve dresses to fit 12 inch (30cm) Corolle Calin and Tidoo, 13 inch (32.5cm) Götz Muffin, Mini Bambina Patricia, and baby dolls with similar body types.
This is a very easy to make dress pattern with just 3 pieces - bodice front, bodice back and skirt. The sleeves are part of the bodice.
The pattern grid is 1 inch (2.5cm) squares. Pattern pieces include one quarter inch seam allowance.
You’ll need one quarter yard (one quarter meter) of material for the skirt.
For the front and back bodice, you'll need one quarter yard contrasting material.
Also, for neckline facing, you'll need an 8 inch (20cm) long by one inch (2.5cm) wide bias strip, and the same length of gathered lace for neckline.
Bodice with Sleeves
With right sides of back and front bodice facing, sew together at shoulders. Press seam open.
Sew lace to right side of neckline. Using the bias strip sew one long edge to right side of neckline over top of the lace trim. Clip curves. Fold bias strip to inside of neckline, turning in once and blind stitch to wrong side of neckline.
To finish back seam of bodice, turn in one quarter inch twice on each center edge and hand or machine stitch.
Roll in lower edge of sleeves one quarter inch twice and hem by hand or machine. (I sew sleeve and skirt hems by hand.)
Stitch front to back underarm seam on each side.
Here are instructions for making the skirt on short sleeve dresses to fit 12 inch (30cm) Corolle Calin and Tidoo, 13 inch (32.5cm) Götz Muffin and baby dolls with similar body types.
For the skirt, cut fabric 22 inches (55cm) wide and 6 inches (15cm) long.
Gather the waist seam to match the bodice lower edge and sew skirt to bodice.
Turn right side out. On outside topstitch just above waistline on bodice all the way around.
Sew back seam of skirt leaving 2 inches (5cm) open at top of seam to match back seam of bodice. Roll in raw edges and blind stitch. (This is for ease of dressing doll.)
For skirt hem, turn up one half inch twice and blind stitch.
When dress is completed sew a velcro dot just above waistline and at neckline to overlap bodice back one quarter inch.
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