cute and simple dress
Project #5: 18” Doll Dress
This is the 5th project in our “Get Kids Sewing Series” with SINGER® and SkipToMyLou.org. Dress
your doll in her own special dress that you make yourself! Choose your favorite fabric or a color that
coordinates with your own outfit.
Shopping List:
□ Option 1 (basic doll dress): ¼ yard of 44 – 45” wide woven fabric
□ Option 2 (add): ¼ yard of 44 – 45” contrasting fabric for ruffle
□ Option 3 (add): ¼ yard of 44 – 45” contrasting fabric for ruffle
All options:
□ 2/3 yard of ¾” ribbon to go with fabric
□ Seam gauge
□ All-purpose sewing thread
□ Straight pins
□ Bodkin or large safety pin
□ Sleeve board (optional)
□ Disappearing fabric marking tool
What to Cut:
Option 1:
1. Cut two 9” X 13” rectangles of woven fabric for dress
Option 2:
1. Cut two 9” X 10” rectangles of woven fabric for dress
2. Cut one 5” X 36” rectangle of contrast fabric for ruffle
Option 3:
1. Cut two 9” X 10” rectangles of woven fabric for dress
2. Cut one 6” X 17” rectangle of contrast fabric for band
How to Assemble:
Prep for ALL options:
1. Mark the top of what will be your dress on the wrong (back) side of the fabric.
2. Place the right (pretty_ sides of the fabric facing each other.
3. Mark 5 ½” from the top of the dress at each side seam (13” side) on the wrong side of the fabric.
Sew the Basic Dress (ALL options begin the same, the bottom finish changes for each option):
1. Thread your sewing machine with sewing thread.
2. Choose a seam and overcast stitch. We chose one of the stretch overcast stitches on the SINGER® One
sewing machine.
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3. Raise your presser foot.
4. Place the fabric under your presser foot. Ensure the marking is under the opening in your foot.
5. Lower the presser foot and sew, guiding the edge of the fabric along the right edge of your presser foot. Sew
from the 5 ½” mark to the bottom of the dress.
6. Pull the fabric out from under the foot. Trim.
7. Sew the other side seam in the same way.
8. Fold the ½: of the right (pretty) side of the fabric to the wrong (back) side at the top of the dress. Fold and
press the fabric into a long, skinny triangle to where you started your sewn seam. Be careful, the iron is HOT!
Have someone help you when you press.
9. Now, fold the same amount again (forming a similar triangle) and press. You will have folded under
approximately 1”. This area will be where the doll’s arm will go.
10. Do the same thing with the unfinished edges of each dress piece.
11. Change your sewing machine to a straight stitch.
12. Sew on the right (pretty) side of the fabric. Sew along the edge of the fold until you get to the side seam.
13. Place the needle in the fabric.
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14. Sew across the seam to the other side of the dress. IMPORTANT! Make sure you keep the dress out of this
seam. Flip the main part of the dress behind the part you just sewed.
15. Sew along the edge of the fold to the top of the dress.
16. Repeat this for the other arm hole.
17. At the top of the dress, fold ½” of the right (pretty) side of the fabric to the wrong (back) side and press.
18. Fold 1” of the right side to the wrong side and press again.
19. Do this to both the front and back panel of the dress. You have made a casing for the ribbon that will hold the
ribbon to tie the dress.
20. Straight stitch on the right (pretty) side of the fabric at a 1” seam allowance. Make sure that you are catching
the fabric on the back.
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(**) Choose Option 1,2 or 3 on how to finish your dress.
Finish the dress (Option 1):
21. To make an easy hem finish at the bottom of the basic dress, fold ½” from the right side to the wrong
side of the dress, all the way around the bottom. If you have a sleeve board (small ironing board for
ironing sleeves and small items), it is easier to press up the ½” around the bottom of the dress.
Remember the iron is HOT! Have someone help you.
22. Now press up another ¾” from the right side to the wrong side.
23. Take your dress to your sewing machine. Set up your sewing machine for a free arm. Consult your
owner’s manual on how to do this.
24. Use a straight stitch or decorative stitch to sew the hem. We used a decorative scallop stitch on the
SINGER® One sewing machine.
25. Sew on the right (pretty) side all the way around the dress bottom.
You’re finished with your 1st Doll Dress!
Finish the dress (Option 2):
21. Fold the contrast ruffle fabric in half with the right (pretty) sides together and the short (5”) edges lined up.
22. Choose a seam and overcast stitch. We chose one of the stretch overcast stitches on the SINGER® One
sewing machine.
23. Raise your presser foot.
24. Place the fabric under your presser foot. Ensure the marketing is under the opening in your foot.
25. Lower the presser foot and sew along the short edge. Guide the edge of the fabric along the right edge of
your presser foot.
26. Pull the fabric out from under the foot. Trim.
27. You now have a circle of fabric. On one long edge of the fabric, fold ½” from the right side to the wrong side of
the ruffle. Use a sleeve board (small ironing board for ironing sleeves and small items) to press up the ½”.
Remember the iron is HOT! Have someone help you.
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28. Now press up another ¾” from the right side to the wrong side. This will be the bottom hem of the ruffle
(dress).
29. Take the ruffle to your sewing machine. Set up your sewing machine for a free arm. Consult your owner’s
manual on how to do this.
30. Use a straight stitch or decorative stitch to sew the hem. Guide the fabric along the edge of your presser foot.
31. Take the ruffle out and trim the threads.
32. Choose a straight stitch on your sewing machine.
33. Change the stitch length to its longest length. Consult your sewing machine owner’s manual on how to do
this.
34. On the raw (unfinished) edge of the fabric, sew a row of stitching approximately ¼” from the edge of the right
side.
35. Take the ruffle out and trim your threads leaving a long thread tail.
36. Place the fabric back under the presser foot and sew another row of long straight stitching approximately ¼:
in from the other line of stitching (about ½: from the edge of the fabric).
37. Take the ruffle out and trim your threads leaving a long thread tail.
38. Look at your stitching on the right side of the fabric. Find the thread tails where you started sewing (one from
each row of stitching). Tie these two thread tails in a knot.
39. Gently pull on the other two top threads. You will see the fabric start to gather.
40. Pull the threads and push gathers around the whole fabric circle. You will need to pull quite a bit. Your ruffle
is two times as long as the bottom of your dress. So, you need to gather the ruffle so it is the same size as
the bottom of the dress. Keep moving the ruffles around the circle.
41. Pin the right side of the ruffle to the right side of the dress. Line up the raw (unfinished) edges. Also align the
seam of the ruffle with one of the side seams of the dress. DO NOT SEW OVER PINS! Remove the pins as
you sew.
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42. Change your sewing machine back to a regular straight stitch. Check your owner’s manual for the stitch
defaults. The SINGER® One sewing machine shows the setting in red if it is a default and yellow if it is not
the default.
43. Using the free arm, sew around the raw edges of the ruffle and dress bottom. Use a 5/8” seam allowance.
44. Finish the edges of the ruffle and dress bottom by using a zigzag or multiple zigzag stitch.
45. Take your dress out. Trim your threads.
46. Flip the ruffle down and press the seam up toward the top of the dress.
You’re finished your Ruffled Doll Dress!
Finish the dress (Option 3):
21. Fold the contrasts band fabric in half with the right (pretty) sides together and the short (6”) edges lined up.
22. Choose a seam and overcast stitch. We chose one of the stretch overcast stitches on the SINGER® One
sewing machine.
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23. Raise your presser foot.
24. Place the fabric under your presser foot. Ensure the marking is under the opening in your foot.
25. Lower the presser foot and sew along the short edge. Guide the edge of the fabric along the right edge of
your presser foot.
26. Pull the fabric out from under the foot. Trim.
27. You now have a circle of fabric. Fold the band in half lengthwise with the wrong (back) side and the right
(pretty) side out so you have a 3” X 17” circle of fabric.
28. Go to the iron and iron the fold of the band fabric. Be careful! The iron gets hot. Make sure to have someone
help you.
29. Pin the band to the right side of the dress. Line up the raw (unfinished) edges. Also, align the seam of the
band with one of the side seams of the dress. DO NOT SEW OVER PINS! Remove the pins as you sew. If
you have a little extra fabric, just make a small tuck at the side of the band.
30. Choose a seam and overcast stitch.
31. Using the free arm, sew around the raw edges of the ruffle and dress bottom. Guide the raw edges along the
edge of the presser foot.
32. Take your dress out. Trim your threads.
33. Flip the band down and press the seam up toward the top of the dress.
You’re finished with your Doll Dress with a band!
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