Who was the the little
She sure was tall and skinny.
For one - I did not like the bottom of
the gown. It looked like a mermaid
Unfortunately, whoever tried to squeeze
into the gown tore the front seam right up
Looks like a mermaid dress!
Still looks like a mermaid outfit.
Only in this pic is she
When I cut off all of
The good thing about this
I will not remove the Velcro.
This allows the gown to be worn.
I began by inserting a pin
here because that is how far I can
go down with this gown to fix
without a pucker.
I then had to finagle it so it would
not pucker because I
did not want a slit in the front of
My sewing machine would never like
this fabric - and this fabric is never
it together - so that's what I did!
You must access the situation
of the gown. Is the gown ripped and
torn really bad or is it mild.
This gown was just ripped up the seam.
So all I had to do was place
one fold back on top of the
other side and make sure
that when I glued it - that there
was no pucker.
If the seam needs to butt up to each other,
then glue the raw edges together.
If the seam is ripped up, torn a little or
holy, then you can glue as closely to the
holes or seams as possible and
then try to incorporate trims, bows and ribbons into
the design of the gown.
then I cut
This gave me the excess fabric to use.
Make straps -
Cut enough so that you can do both straps, and
do cut a little extra just in case you
First - Put the gown back on the doll,
and see where the straps must go.
Eyeball it or pin the straps to the front
where they will look the
best at. Make sure they are evenly
You will glue the front straps on first.
Glue on one strap, let dry.
Repeat for the other strap, let dry.
After the front straps are dry, then
proceed to the back.
Start with one strap at a time.
Carry one strap over the shoulder,
see where it needs to go. Trim off any
excess fabric, then glue it down.
Then repeat with the other strap.
The straps on the gown can be seen in
the last photo.
Sam's screen divider.
Sam will wear that around her arms.
All she needs is
Are you going!