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How to Craft Doll Dresses by aprildavidkurniawan


									How to Craft Doll Dresses

Doll dresses   are fun to make. First, however you must learn the rules for
beginners to   make quality designs. To start you will need to consider
fabric. Some   people like multi-colored clothing, however the clothes must
harmonize to   deliver quality dresses.

To make sure that you accomplish quality doll dresses, you will need the
right equipment and tools. You will need a sewing machine, cleansers,
universal needles, including stretch needles, pins, olfaa panel, and a
rotary or gyratory cutter. You will also need hand-sew needles,
dressmaker scissors, sewing scissors, fabric glue and pen, greaseproof
paper for tracing, pencil, measuring tape, lace, ribbons, fasteners,
elastic, paper scissors, etc.

Before you get started, you will need to clean your sewing machine. Use
“Dust Away,” to spray your machine near the bobbin region. You will also
need to clean the bar where the needles are installed, as well as the
“tension” discs at the top. Once you clear the machine of dust, use a
drop of oil.

Now you are prepared to make doll dresses. Before I forget, make sure you
have thread, specifically DMC broder if you intend to make French

How to trim:
You can use the pin tuck method to trim your doll dress. You will need
twin needles, and a foot that is designed for pin tucking. Set up your
machine. The right needle should be clockwise while the left
counterclockwise. At the “tension” discs, you should have the left needle
threaded on the same side, and the right needle threaded on the right
thread. To keep your dresses fresh, you can use starch to spray your
dress prior to pin tucking.

How to pin tuck skirts:
When pin tucking skirts make sure you leave some space.

How to pin tuck sleeves and/or bodice:
Take a square of your fabric and pin tuck it. You can cut out the upper
section of the dress and/or sleeves after. Keep in mind when you start
pin tucking for sleeves and bodice, the fabric size is modified, or

If you are not familiar with pin tucks, you can tuck your doll dress. To
tuck you merely consider the size and width of your garment. To start you
press down, pressing the folded center. Along the fold and edge of your
fabric, stitch the width precisely. As long as you stay consistent within
your stitching lines, you will do fine. You should always start sewing at
the grain after pulling a single thread.

After you complete your dress, or near the finish, you may want to
consider bows, tassels, smock, or hand sewn objects. Hand embroidering is
ideally used in finishing. Use a range of DMC embroidery to make finish
your dress.
Smocking is the added finishing whereas you use patterns to complete your
dress. Silk ribbons, satin single and double ribbons make up a great
pinafore, or back dressing.

Tassels are easy to make, yet you will, need crochet threads and/or
embroidery thread to complete your mission. You will also need cardboard
in which you will need to cut out a part a length longer than your
tassel. Use your thread, wound it around the cut part, and continue until
you have achieved the thickness you desire. At one end of the part, use
the same thread and channel it through the thickness. Next, tie the
thread so that it knots and at the opposite end of your part, cut. Do not
cut your thread. Now you are ready to make your tassel.

To finish, at the knotted region, convey your thread so that it meets
with your tassel. Next, wound another part of thread about the finish of
your tassel a few times. Knot the area so that it is taut. At the finish
of your tassel, skid the thread in to fasten your finished work. If the
finish necessitate cutting to make sure it is constant, do so now.

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