If you follow me on Instagram, you know I got a new sewing machine. I currently both love and fear it and most of my effort so far has been in making sure I don’t sew my own fingers. So while I’m not doing anything too fancy, I did try this. The easiest, simplest doll dress pattern I could ever possibly hope to learn how to sew. I actually made a few by hand, and it didn’t take much longer than the machine.
Each side of fabric is the size of a piece of paper, so even the measurements are simple. You just cut two rectangles, sew a bunch of straight lines, thread a ribbon through the top and boom! Done.
The dress pattern is from Skip to My Lou. All you need are a piece of paper, two 8 1/2″x 11″ pieces of fabric, and some ribbon for the top (and a safety pin to thread the ribbon.)
My daughter began a few as well — this would be the perfect project to start kids sewing.
And if you’re a knitter, I love the way this American Girl sweater turned out, too.
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