Friday, May 13, 2011
A Slip in 5 minutes or less,
You betcha! Daisy the little lady on the left is
sporting a half slip that only takes 5 minutes
or less to stitch up. If you decide that you no
longer want her to wear it then it is easy to take
it off, rethread it with ribbon and drape it across a bed.
You can reuse this slip over and over again.
You can also make a skirt with these same directions.
Remember all of this lace that I am showing you
is being recycled from a baby dress. Below I show
you 2 slips. Next week I will show you how to make Anna's
Here is Daisy.
Material needed are about 4 inches of ruffled
lace according to the thickness of the doll. Daisy
is thin. The lace is about 3.5 to 4 inches long from
the tip of the ruffle to its edge., Also needed is a
sewing needle with thread.
Most of the time I sew these little things with
candlewicking thread or crochet thread.
My lace is cut from the dress so yours will not look
like this - that is if you buy your lace outright from
I have to cut off the excess cotton. See - here I cut it
off very close to the lace. Be careful not to cut the lace!
When you finish throw that little piece of cotton away.
Turn your lace to the wrong side & be sure to match
up the bottom with the top. Start stitching at the top of
the ruffle and sew down towards the bottom.
My stitches arent that small but neither are they
For added strength I always sew back up to where
I start. It also finishes it off better. That way you
dont see a knot hanging from the bottom.
Once you get back to the top - knot it off & cut off
Cut off any excess lace from your seams. That is
if you have any.
Then turn the lace skirt right side out.
This is the back of the slip. With your threaded needle
start sewing close to this seam. Do not sew the top of
Continue sewing all around the top of the slip.
When you get close to the seam as I have done here
then cut off the needle & knot it. Both sides of the
thread is knotted.
Put the slip on the doll with the threads towards
the back. At this point do not gather the threads
up. First make the first tie & use this tie to gather
the lace - then make your knot.
Either make a bow or let the threads hang