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Original Hitty Supplement In this final installment of Hitty Bee’s Holiday Wardrobe, I’ll show you a few small adjustments you can make to create a new look with this pattern, or make a longer bodice for a lower-waisted Hitty like the Original Hitty herself, or dolls made to be very close to her in measurements.…… Continue reading Hitty Bee’s Holiday Wardrobe 10
Step 12 : Buttons and Thread Loops To fasten the back of Hitty’s outfit I like to use buttons and thread loops. One pair on the skirt and one at the blouse’s neckline are enough for fastening, but I like to put a third button halfway down the back of the blouse, so it creates…… Continue reading Hitty Bee’s Holiday Wardrobe 9
Step 11 : Gather and Fit the Skirt Your Skirt piece should be turned and pressed, and it’s time to gather the waistline. Both long edges of the skirt piece are a fold– the bottom edge of the skirt is the side closest to the original long seam. The waistline is farthest away. You…… Continue reading Hitty Bee’s Holiday Wardrobe 8
Step 10 : Gather the Blouse Now it’s time to fit the blouse to your individual Hitty, and gather the front of the neckline with pretty, decorative pleats. The blouse can be gathered around the waist, or left loose. The skirt waistline must be gathered and matched to your Hitty and fitted over her blouse.…… Continue reading Hitty Bee’s Holiday Wardrobe 7
Step 9 : Turn the Blouse Right-Side Out Now it’s time to turn the blouse right side out. It’s also time to turn your skirt right-side out if you haven’t already, since you’ll need to iron both pieces before going on to the finishing work on both together. Open bottom opening of the blouse piece…… Continue reading Hitty Bee’s Holiday Wardrobe 6
Now we will turn back to our Holiday blouses, and stitch the underarm seams. This can be done on the sewing machine but I find it very difficult to maneuver it around under a normal-size presser foot, so I usually do it by hand. If you do this on the machine use a very short…… Continue reading Hitty Bee’s Holiday Wardrobe 5