This week: Make your doll a fun, Halloween-themed dress that looks like candy corn! And the best part: all you need is the FREE Liberty Jane Trendy Tee pattern, a pencil, and some colored fabric!
So...download that pattern, dig through your fabric stash, and let's make this!
**UPDATE: Giveaway Closed, thanks to everybody who entered! Our winner is Sher, who said, "My favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joy – (always got these because my kids don’t like them) YUM!" Great pick Sher! We'll be in touch via email soon :) **
This first part is probably the most complicated -- but if you have some paper and a pencil, you can do it :) Basically, I lengthened the tee shirt pattern, so it was a dress, and then cut it up into sections to make it look like a piece of candy corn.
Trace around the T-shirt pattern, then draw another line 2 1/2" below the hemline.
Mark in a point 1/2" below the armhole, and another point 1 1/2" down from the neckline. Connect these two points with a smooth curve --- this is going to be the top section of your "candy corn"!
Measure down 4" from the neckline, and draw a line straight across to make the middle section. Erase the original hemline so you have one long section for the bottom.
Then, trace around the back piece onto another piece of paper. Extend the bottom 2 1/2", just like you did for the front. Use the lines you drew on the front, as guides to draw matching sections onto the back.
Cut all the sections out, and tape extra paper along the lines you drew for seam allowance. I used 1/4", so that it would be consistent with the rest of the pattern.
Fabric time! Cut out two of each back section, and one of each front section (making sure that the long vertical line of each front piece is on a fold). Then, cut out an extra set of top pieces.
Set aside the extra top pieces, and sew all the panels together to make one front, and two back pieces. Then, sew the dress together at the shoulder seams.
Now, take the extra pieces you cut out earlier, and sew them together at the shoulders. They will become the lining.
Lay the lining piece over the main dress, making sure you have the right sides together (both shoulder seam allowances should be facing out). Pin along the neckline and armscye (armhole) edges, then sew. Clip into the seam allowance, and turn the dress right side out through the shoulders. Press it gently to get a nice edge along the neckline and armscye.
Sew the side seams, and center back seam. Add velcro, and then sew a hem! (If you need help with these final steps, they should be the same as in the pattern for the T shirt...)
Now your doll is ready for all kinds of Halloween fun!
Thanks everyone, and have fun with this!
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