March 7, 2017

American Family of the Colonial Era Paper Dolls in Full by Tom Tierney

By Tom Tierney

Spanning three generations, an American kin of eight is proven in interval dresses worn for house responsibilities, farming, and formal events. Wardrobes comprise lace-and-ruffle decorated robes, a judge's gown, army uniforms, a chic swimsuit of eco-friendly velvet, Indian-inspired frontier clothes, and masses extra. eight paper dolls, 32 costumes.

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Baste the straps to the bodice. 2. Press the top bodice edge ruffle in half, with wrong sides together and long edges matching. Sew gathering stitches along the long, raw edge. Press bodice ruffle, wrong sides together. 3. On the bodice front, measure and mark 3/8˝ from each side on the top edge. Line up the gathered edge of the bodice-edge ruffle with the top edge of the bodice front and pin the centers. Pin the ends next, fanning up the short, open edges of the ruffle so they are flush with the top edge of the bodice.

Place the folded or cut top part of the bodice pattern on the fold of the bodice fabric. Add 1˝ below the folded or cut edge, mark the new edge on the fabric, and cut out the piece. Repeat with the back bodice piece, again adding 1˝ to the bottom edge. Then cut out the same pieces from the lining fabric. 54 Measure over from fold to place pattern piece. Size 2 3 4 5 6 Distance from fold 41/2˝ 43/4˝ 47/8˝ 5˝ 51/8˝ Length from bottom edge 10˝ 101/2˝ 11˝ 111/2˝ 12˝ Lit tle Girls, Big St yle 2. Add a seam allowance to the top by measuring 1/2˝ up from the cut or folded top edge of the pattern.

Use a bodkin or safety pin to thread the ribbon through the 2˝ casing. Tie the overskirt over the top of the party dress waistline. Perfect Party Dress 51 Pocket Pinafore 52 Lit tle Girls, Big St yle YI t’s hard to believe this top starts with the same Basic Bodice pattern pieces, but it does. Follow the cutting instructions closely, and your daughter will be sporting this funky two-pocket pinafore in no time. It’s particularly fun to mix in corduroy with quilting cottons to add textural as well as visual interest.

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