17 comments on “A Great Tip When Using Fat Quarters to Sew Doll Clothes

  1. Marcy Mahle on Sep 25, 2020 5:04 am | Reply

    Very good tip. Also if your fabric is wide enough for the width but too short for the length, you can add another complement fabric to the bottom or top to take care of the length. Maybe add rick rack or lace to the horizontal seam to help hide it.

  2. This is such a good idea. Makes a person wonder why they didn’t think of it years ago too. HAHAHHA…..good thing your brain works better than mine!! THANKS!!!! 🙂

    • My pleasure Michele. And don’t worry, I have those thoughts too when I learn something so simple that I can’t believe I didn’t think of myself years ago. 🙂

  3. Nancy Beyer on Sep 25, 2020 10:31 pm | Reply

    Wow! That is a great tips. I’m gonna have to try that in the near future. Thanks Rosie.

      • Nancy Beyer on Sep 25, 2020 10:55 pm | Reply

        I will when I get some other outfits out of the way. Got too many outfits I want to make including your pattern for a wedding gown. Been looking for a doll sized tiara that doesn’t cost a fortune>

    • Karen Donohue on May 17, 2021 2:16 pm | Reply

      I have 4 granddaughters. I have doll clothes patterns. If I run into this issue I will certainly use your helpful hint. I’m saving it onto my favorites page. Thanks so much.

  4. Pat Stone on Sep 26, 2020 4:22 pm | Reply

    Thanks Rosie 🌹 This also works well if you want to intentionally add another color or pattern to a skirt as an accent. The accent color can also be used for the two back pieces that are folded to make the top and lining as in the Summer dress. 👍

  5. Sandra Craig on Nov 6, 2020 4:32 am | Reply

    If my fabric isn’t wide enough to make one solid cut, I cut one strip half the total width required and then cut another strip but cut it in half. This gives you one long strip and two shorter strips; works great to use the long strip on the front and attach a shorter strip on each end for the left and right back portions. I match my seams up with the side seams on the top of the garment. Hope this makes sense. It’s hard to put it into words but simple to cut and sew.

    • Hi Sandra, that’s exactly what I show in my blog only I also add the seam allowances to the pieces. Glad to hear you use this method too. 🙂

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