The fact that I don't sew very much for my younger daughter causes me a bit of guilt. It shouldn't, but it does. I don't sew less for her because I like her less, just because she doesn't need new clothes. She gets all of her sister's hand-me-downs. Now, someday that will be an issue, but right now she doesn't care. But, I feel guilty nonetheless. She really loves baby dolls these days, so in an attempt to assauge some of my guilt, I made this little dress for her (or rather her dolls).
And then the second time was while finishing the neckline. The instructions have you finish it with bias tape. I tried it as instructed, but the tape was way too wide to lay flat without puckering the bodice. I should have cut a second front and back and used it to line the bodice, but I had already clipped and trimmed the neckline, so there was no going back. I ended up folding under the bias tape again to make it narrower. It worked, but could have gone better. Very putsy stuff just for a doll.
To finish the seams, I stitched a second time in the seam allowance and then trimmed close to that second line of stitching.
I added piping at the waist seam and a band at the hem. I'm not all that pleased with the sleeve. They're way too long to be short sleeves.
The bloomers are made from a scrap of white quilting cotton and the dress is same fabric as the shirt I just made.
I'll be entering this in the fair in the "Doll clothes - fabric" category.
The little man's pajamas are almost done. After that? I dunno...hmmm....