I finally took all of the pictures that i need to complete the rag doll dress tutorial. I made 2 dresses and am using pictures from both. Don't be thrown off by the change in the color of the dress. The process is all the same.
For this project you will need:
Sewing matching, fabric, elastic.
Cut a strip of fabric that in long enough to wrap around your doll 3 times.
Hem the bottom edge of the fabric.
Gather and sew the unhemmed edge of the fabric. I gather while I sew. Some people like to gather before they sew. Either method is fine.
Cut 1 piece of fabric long enough to wrap around your doll 1x.
With the right sides together, sew the ruffled piece to the unruffled piece.
Cut a strip of fabric that is long enough to wrap around the the doll 1x.
Fold the strip up and sew the top of the strip in place.
Fold the dress in half (right sides together) and sew the side.
Now turn the dress inside out.
Cut a slit from the top to 3/4 of the way down each side of the dress.
Turn and top stitch the side slits.
Turn and stitch the top edge of the dress.
Measure a piece of elastic long enough to fit around the dolls neck. Using a safety pin, run elastic through the top of the dress.
Stitch both ends of the elastic together.