LIBERTY PRINT DRESSMAKING FOR DOLLS
As you know, our exclusive collaboration with Liberty London is in stores now and proving very popular, indeed. We’ve worked with Liberty to bring their unmistakable prints to lots of our iconic ranges, including our clothing.
It’s fair to say, working so closely with them on these gorgeous outfits, that we’re starting to feel like style icons. But, we’re not the sort of people to keep these trend-setting insights to ourselves, so we thought we’d share them with you. Namely, how you can bring some Liberty style to your little one’s toy box.
Dress making for dolls is a fun craft to do for your little ones and a great way to spruce up old toys and re-use fabulous fabrics. And when you’re starting with prints as stunning as Liberty’s, then you’re off to a good start.
Step One: Starting out
First off, get your piece of fabric and fold it in two. Place your doll on the fabric and cut a rectangle slightly wider than your doll, and to the length you need.
Step Two: Getting the shape
Draw round your doll to define the shape of the dress. Make sure you indicate where the sleeves, sides and neckline of the dress will be. We all like a good fit.
Step Three: Sew be it
Using a sewing machine, or if you’re a dab hand, a needle and thread; sew along the lines you’ve just drawn, making sure your stitching is tight and secure.
Step Four: Trimming the fat
Using scissors (careful now) cut off the excess. Remember not to get too close to the stitching.
Step Five: Easing them into it
Cut a slit down the back, from the neckline; nothing too big, but enough to allow your doll to fit in it comfortably. Now turn the dress inside out.
Step Six: A touch of class
Now you have your basic dress, you can decorate it anyway you want. Use other fabrics and materials to create collars or fringes, use ribbons to hold the dress in place or why not add some sequins for that glittery look? It’s all down to you now.
There you have it. Be your own fashion designer the easy way. And if you’re looking for some extra style for your little one, don’t forget to check out our Liberty London clothing range.