One of my sewing projects was a soft doll to go in Megan's box.
To make it I used:
- Fabric for dress
Step 2. I sewed hair on the back. I sewed a seam down the middle of it- later I added another row of hair across the top. On the front I sewed a mouth and sewed on button eyes.
Step 3. Put right sides together and sew around the doll leaving the top of the head open for turning and stuffing. Be careful not to catch the hair in the seam.
Step 4. Carefully stuff it. This was Megan's job.
Step 4. Hand stitch the top closed.
Step 5. Hand sew another wad of "hair" on the front. Then braid it, working in the back hair- like a double french braid.
Next she needs some clothes as she isn't all the beautiful naked!
I decided to make her a raglan sleeve dress.
Step 1. Sew all the pieces together as shown above.
Step 2. Sew a small hem in the neckline and sleeve ends.
Step 3. Stretch elastic and sew it by the hem on the sleeve and the neckline. So it looks like this:
Step 4. Sew one side seam and sleeve seam. (Right sides together taking a small seam)
Step5. Stretch and sew elastic across the waist section. I used big lacy elastic on the outside but you could also use small elastic on the inside. Or you could skip this step if you so desire.
Step 6. Sew the other side seam.
Step 7. Hem the bottom and add lace. (If you don't want to put lace on the bottom you should cut the dress pattern a bit longer.
Step 8. Dress your dolly.