Tutorial: Babydoll Dress Perfect for Beginner Sewers

This Baby Doll Dress by Monica Poole is the perfect project for the beginner seamstress. In fact, this tutorial was made by Taylor, aged 12, with minimal assistance from Grandma.

You will need:

To make:
1. Cut the pattern or trace and cut the pattern to size.
2. Add 3" to the hem

3. Fold the fabric and pin pattern on the fold.
4. Cut out the fabric.

5. Prepare the bias binding (skip this step if you have pre made bias binding).

6. Neaten fabric edges use zig-zag stitch.

7. Sew the shoulder seams then press the seams open.

8. Hem the sleeves.

9. Gather the sleeve edge with elastic.
10. Sew the side seams.

11. Double sew the underarms for stronger hold.

12. High waist drawstring casing.
13. Make up the draw string.

14. Hem the dress.

15. Bind the neck.

16. Finish by tying a bow in the front.