Wrap dresses are wonderful. They are easy to make. There are many ways they can be adapted. They are great if you only have a small amount of fabric, you can just use it for the bodice, like I did.
But best of all, they are very forgiving as far as sizing goes. If your doll is wider, the bodice wraps less. If your doll is narrow, the bodice wraps more. If your doll is short, just make a shorter skirt.
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1. Cut out two bodice sets and one skirt. The dress can be all one fabric or two like I've done.
2. Sew both sets of shoulder seams.
3. Sew two bodices together, right sides together. Sew at armhole and around the neckline.
4. Next you need to sew the side seams. Start by pinning the armhole seam to the other armhole seam, right sides together on one side of the bodice. This is similar to how you sewed the side seams in the reversible dress.
Press and your bodice should look like this (below).
5. Finish vertical edges of the skirt.
6. Run two rows of gathering stitches along the top edge of the skirt.
7. Gather skirt to fit bodice. Have less gathers on the side of the front that will be underneath (one side will wrap over the other). Pin the skirt to one layer of the bodice as shown below.
See below how the right side has less gathers.
8. Slip stitch lining to top of the skirt seam.
Have fun with trim.
Add snaps. Hem. Enjoy!
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