Half Pint Hitty Cotton Dress with Gathered
by Susan Dorchester
may be either machine or hand stitched.
Cut out dress
Cut out facing
lightest weight non-woven, non-fusible interfacing you can find.
A "used" dryer sheet could be used. Pellon #830, which is a lightweight pattern
tracing material works well.
all cut edges of
dress only (except neck edge) with seam sealant or a stitched
finish. The interfacing edges should be
okay as is.
interfacing to right
side of dress at neck edge. Machine or
hand stitch neck edge using a 1/8” seam allowance.
Clip curves on neck edge and turn interfacing
to wrong side of dress. Press. Fold back edges in 1/8”.
Hand tack at neck only.
stitch neck edge
1/8” all around. Adjust gathers to
doll at neck area making sure dress closes at back.
Knot thread at ends to secure in place.
- Fold up 1/8”
seam allowance for sleeve hem and stitch in place.
dress right sides
together matching sleeve and hem edges.
Stitch side seams using a 1/8” seam allowance. Clip underarm “v”.
– Fold dress bottom up
1/8” and stitch hem in place.
back – Fold back
edges in 1/8” and stitch in place. Turn
sleeves and dress right side out.
create a waist, measure
1 1/8” up from bottom of dress edge.
Mark with pins or a washable marker.
Use a small gathering stitch on that line. Place
dress on doll and adjust gathers to
fit. Knot threads at ends to secure in
tiny snaps to back
edge – 1 at neck and 1 just below waist area.
Have fun and enjoy your
Half Pint Hitty!