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*Follow the pattern pieces for making the clothes making sure to follow any instructions for doubled material or laying pieces on the fold.
Cut or Tear the skirt piece of the dress and sew a gathering or a running stitch about 1/4″ away from one long edge. Gather the skirt and with right sides together match it to the bottom of the bodice. Pin & sew right above the gathering stitch.
Once you have both sides done remove the gathering stitch if you can see it.
With right sides together, match the underarm seams and edges of dress and sew the bottom of the arm and down the sides of the skirt on both sides. Sew across the shoulder seams leaving open where indicated on your pattern-or if you have cut on the fold-clip an opening for the head.
*I like to put the doll’s dress on feet first-especially if the doll has a big head!
*Sew a gathering or a running stitch around the neckline and around the cuffs of the arms and legs (if indicated in the pattern)
Tutorial submitted by Megan www.AmericanPrim.com