Sunday, September 18, 2011
easy waldorf doll coat
Since it was already put together this isn't a great pictorial how-to, but I think you can see how it was done fairly easily just by looking at the finished product.
The front two panels were taken from a button up sweater my mum pulled out of her clothing donation bag. She cut the body/sleeve pieces with buttons already in place. The bottom edge was the existing bottom edge of the sweater and so needed no finishing.
The back panel is a single piece including arms that was sewn by machine onto the two front panels.
The sleeve ends were turned inside to give them a finished edge and sewn in place with a very simple decorative embroidery stitch.
Lastly a strip of the sweater was folded over the top of the coat (as seen in the above photo) to make a collar. Again, this was sewn on with a machine.
I don't know what kind of fabric this is but it doesn't seem to unravel on the edges. That may not be true of all material.
I think she said this took only about 15 or 20 minutes to make.
Thanks Oma! We love both sweater and doll (and feel inspired to sew some more simple outfits on our own).