Does your fashion doll have somewhere special to go but nothing dressy to wear? Well, we have the solution to her problem. This dress is so easy to make a child can do it, but it is dressy enough to wear to a movie premier or the ballet.
Step 1: What you will need
This dress is a sheath with a cape. The way the fabric falls makes a sort of collar-shaped front over the bust.
Picture 1: You need a piece of fabric that looks great on both sides. This fabric shows the same, front and back. You can also use satin which shows shiny on one side and flat on the other or any other. Satin-backed velvet would be great too.
You also need a matching piece of ribbon and a sewing machine.
Step 2: Measure your fabric
To determine the width of fabric you need, simply lay your fashion doll on the end of the fabric, rolling the end over the doll like in the photo. Make sure the fabric reaches all the way around the bust and hip area of your doll since these are the largest areas. You need to add an extra 1/4 inch (seam allowance) to your measurement to allow room to sew the dress together.
To determine the length of the fabric, you need about 1 1/3 the length that you doll is tall. Our fashion doll is about 12 inches. Our final dimension ended up at 16 inches.
Cut your fabric with a rotary cutter or scissors.
Also, measure your ribbon. Your ribbon needs to be as long as your dress is wide.