We’re continuing on with our Topsy-Turvy doll. If you missed the previous posts, you can find part 1 here and part 2 here. Hope you’re having fun with this project! We’re making this little lady. Her sleeping counterpart is underneath her dress. Kinda fun!
For the skirts of the dresses: (10″x40″ pieces)
Topstitch lace 2″ from one long edge of each skirt. Lace will be towards bottom of skirt.
Sew center back seams of skirts, leaving 3″ unsewn at top. Press this seam open and continue pressing back 1/4″ on unsewn section. Sew skirts together along bottom edges. Press this seam open, then fold along seam and press, creating a double-sided skirt.
Treating skirts as one, gather top edge. This is very heavily gathered so I like to zigzag over a cord (like crochet cotton) to make my gathers.
Gather the skirts to fit the bodices and sew the waistline seam, matching center backs and having gathers even all around. (The skirts will be sandwiched between the two bodice sections.) Check to make sure the seam is satisfactory, then remove crochet cotton and trim seam to reduce bulk.
Now it’s time to dress your doll. Make sure you put the nightgown on the side with the sleeping face and the day dress on the awake face. Hand sew the open center back seams on both dresses.
We’re coming down the home stretch! Tomorrow we’ll give our ladies their hair and finish up.