Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rag Doll Project - Part IV, Tutu

I've been spending a lot of time on my rag dolls these days. I've had a great time designing and testing my own patterns for her accessories. Here's my latest creation:

This fun little tutu has been the easiest rag doll project so far.

It's really simple. Here are the steps:
1. I took a 7 inch cut of  tutu material (can't remember what it's called) and folded it in half lengthwise then again widthwise creating 4 layers.

2. I sewed a basting stitch across the raw edge, gathered in the fabric, then trimmed the raw edge to within 1/8 in of the stitching 

3. Next I measured a piece of bias tape to fit her waist and pinned the gathered tutu material into the fold.

4. Then stitched it all together, added snaps and voila...my little doll is ready to dance!


  1. I like your little doll ! Could you help me with a pattern ?

    1. I'll let you know as soon as I have the patterns ready!

  2. this is so adorable! I've been wanting to try to make a doll for my daughter but I guess I am picky! I did read in your blog that you made your own pattern...is it available? I would gladly pay for it!

    1. My patterns are still REALLY raw, but I've been spending a lot of time on them lately. I'll let you know how to get them as soon as they are finished. :)