Sunday, November 28, 2021

Gathered High Collar Chelsea Dress from $1 Ribbon -Free Barbie Pattern

This gathered high collar party dress for Chelsea will be the fourth garment from my 2 1/2" wide Dollar Tree roll of plaid ribbon. It's another quick craft, and I have to say, one of my favorites so far:@) I was pleased that this dress for the small kid dolls was actually pretty easy folks! It's similar to my pillowcase dress, with the high collar being the main difference. Basically it's a tube with ribbon (or yarn) to tie it closed at the neck.

Chelsea is the 5"-ish doll in Barbie's world.

What I did:
  1. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon 4 1/2" long.
  2. Pull out wire if using wired ribbon.
  3. For both pieces:
  4. Fold top over 1" to wrong side. Sew 1/4" hem from top of fold straight across ribbon. Sew a second hem below it, give yourself at least 1/4", you'll run yarn or ribbon through this channel later.
  5. Fold bottom over 1/2" to wrong side, or as much as you'd like for desired length of the dress. Sew 1/4" hem.
  6. Place pieces right sides together. Sew hem from bottom up sides, stop about 1 1/4" from the top. Sew both sides. Mine was about 1/4", can sew closer to the sides for a wider dress.
  7. Turn right side out. 
  8. Thread 12" yarn or thin ribbon onto needle, feed through the channel we made at the top. Go through the front piece, then through the back piece. This leaves two loose ends of yarn/ribbon. 
  9. Dress doll from feet first. Place arms between where seam stops and ribbon starts. Pull both ends of the ribbon, scrunch the fabric together creating the collar, then tie the dress closed with a bow on the side of the neck.

Chelsea says, every girl likes to have a pretty party dress๐Ÿ˜Ž

Make something just for fun and have a happy day๐Ÿ˜‰

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