This is a simple, no-new tutorial for making tulle dresses for both girls and dolls.
Scissors, three or more rolls of tulle, ribbon, elastic, stapler, sewing supplies
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
Step 2. Measure and staple together the elastic. This will be the waist of the doll and / or the child.
Step 3: Measure the length you want the dress to be. (American Girl Dolls dresses should be 20 inches long.) Cut your tulle into strips twice the length you want the dress to be.
Step 4: Find something to put your elastic around (we used a paper towel roll.)
Step 4: Take your strip of tulle and make a loop and stick the other end through it and pull tight. Continue around the elastic.
Step 5: Tie a ribbon around the dress for an empire waist. Tie the ribbon in a bow at the front. We sewed the ribbon in place in the back a bit with the same color thread as the ribbon so it would stay in place better.
Step 6: Make the straps by cutting 4 pieces of ribbon. Sew the straps to the inside of the dress (front and back) and connect the front and back straps with bows that rest on the shoulders (so you can adjust the straps as your daughter grows).
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