Freyja fairy doll dress pattern and Lily wraparound, reversible doll, dress pattern

[This tutorial first appeared on the Birch Fabrics Blog in January 2014]

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress and Lily wraparound, reversible dress (for dolls)

When I saw the prints for Birch Fabric’s Ipanema range, I just knew that they would be perfect for creating doll clothes and doll bedding. The bold graphics and colours, will brighten up any play time, especially during the dull, winter days, when play inside, is a necessity!

Freyja Fairy Doll Dress  {for 16″ Waldorf dolls}

Supplies

Step one
Cut out all dress pattern pieces from lining and main fabrics, wing pattern piece from felt and transfer markings. Seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

Step two
Sew dress front and back at shoulder seam for both main and lining dress. Press open

Step three
Sew main and lining right sides together around neckline (follow the marking on the dress back).

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress (for dolls)

Step four
Cut along centre line of back, cut at an angle into the two corners on the back. Trim seam allowance, turn and press (top stitch if desired).

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress (for dolls)

Step five
Sew sleeves to main and lining dress.

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress (for dolls)

Step six
Sew seam along sleeve and side of dress for main and lining.

Step seven
Line up dress so that the lining dress is inside the main dress and finish sleeves and hem. Fold inward 1/4″ and top stitch close to edge.

Step eight
Sew the two wings together and embroider as per pattern. Cut two pieces of felt, 0.5″ x 1″ for wing strap and sew together.

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress (for dolls)

Step nine
Sew small piece of velcro to right side of dress back, centred, vertically on the back cut out. Sew small piece of velcro to one side of wing strap.

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress (for dolls)

Step ten
Sew centre of wing strap to centre of wings. Hold wings out of way and sew left hand side of wing strap to left hand side of dress back. Aligning with velcro on right hand side.

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress (for dolls)

Lily wraparound, reversible doll dress  {for 16″ Waldorf dolls}

Supplies

Step one
Cut all pattern pieces from both fabrics and transfer markings.  Seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

Step two
Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams, making sure to stop and reinforce at the marked points and use a basting stitch between the two marked points.

The Crafty Kitty | Lily wraparound, reversible dress (for dolls)

Step three
Make belt by cutting two, 1″ x 5″ strips from both fabrics. Sew around one long side, one short side and then part of the second long side. Clip seams and turn right side out. Fold under the remaining seam allowance on the second long side. Press and top stitch all three sides. Repeat for second belt strap. Sew velcro to the underside of one strap and the topside of the second strap.

The Crafty Kitty | Lily wraparound, reversible dress (for dolls)

Step four
Pin straps to one of the dresses. Make sure that the corresponding fabrics are facing each other and the raw edges of the belt are aligned with the edge of the dress.

Step five
Place the two dresses right sides together (with straps enclosed). Sew around the outside edge of the dress (DO NOT sew around armholes) with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a gap for turning along the hem of the back of the dress.

Step six
Clip seams, on curves, turn dress right sides out, press and top stitch outer edge of dress.

Step seven
Fold inward 1/4″ at the armholes. Top stitch close to edge. Alternatively finish with bias binding.

Step eight
On the side seam locate the basted area. Stitch a rectangle close to the seam, enclosing the basted stitches.

The Crafty Kitty | Lily wraparound, reversible dress (for dolls)

Step nine
Pull slightly on the seam and remove basted stitches, to create the belt loop.

The Crafty Kitty | Lily wraparound, reversible dress (for dolls)

The Crafty Kitty | Freyja fairy dress and Lily wraparound, reversible dress (for dolls)

2 thoughts on “Freyja fairy doll dress pattern and Lily wraparound, reversible doll, dress pattern

  1. February 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    These are both such cute dresses! I’ve linked to your post at Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-freyja-fairy-doll-dress-and-lily-wraparound-dress-for-16-waldorf-dolls/2014/02/13/
    —Anne

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