Learn how to make a Native American Indian Girl outfit with this fun pattern hack that comes to us from Edith Sheluga of Di's Dolly Designs.
Some of you may already be familiar with the All Dolled Up pattern which features a dolman sleeve top and skirt, which is just perfect for nearly any special occasion. Edith will show you how to transform the top from this pattern into the perfect Native American outfit.
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Let's get started...
-All Dolled Up Pattern Pieces for top numbers 1 to 5
-1/2 yard of woven fabric
-8 inches of velcro
Step 1: Modify Top Front and Back pattern pieces by adding 6 inches to the length of the
top and removing 1/2 inch from sleeve length. Modify Ruffle Bib by removing the 1/4 inch shoulder seam.
Step 2: Cut fabric. After cutting fabric you will have cut out one modified front, two modified backs, one ruffle bib, one front facing and two back facings.
Step 3: Before sewing fringe the sleeve edge and bottom edge on the Front and Back Top. Cut the fringe 2 inches deep and 1/4 inch wide.
Step 4: Before sewing the Ruffle Bib, cut fringe around the bib so it is 1/4 inch wide at
bottom edge and goes from bottom edge to 3/4 inch from neckline edge (it will be narrower near neckline). If the fabric is hard to cut ironing freezer paper to back of fabric makes it easier to handle.
Step 5: Start sewing at step 4 of instructions and pin ruffle bib”s wrong side facing the
right side of front top only around neckline. The bib will end 1/4 inch from shoulder seam.
Step 6: Continue following pattern till step 9. Sew dolman shoulder seam from neckline
edge to slightly above the fringe, backstitching at the fringe edge. Continue following the instructions eliminating the sleeve hems.
Step 7: Instruction step 21 & 22 - Sew side and sleeve bottom seam from edge of fringe
at sleeve bottom to edge of fringe at top bottom, backstitching at beginning and
Step 8: Eliminate steps for bottom hem. Follow instructions to add Velcro using 8 inches
Step 9: Finished dress can be decorated with braid, ribbon, beads or just cinched with a
Congratulations! You've just completed your pattern hack!
Edith and the PF Team
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