Basic Tutorials in miniature dollmaking

Adjustable Drawers in 5 steps:

How many times have you wished for an easy way to make drawers (undies, pantaloons etc) for your doll - regardless if she is 1" or 5" tall? Here is a basic, easy and pretty way to make basic drawers that will cover armature and provide a pretty view for those customers that insist on looking under a dolls skirt <G>.

**NOTE** A picture is worth a 1000 words <G>. Simply view them below to fill in any gaps from these directions.

drawer1Step #1: Simply cut a long rectangle (old handkies work wonderful!!) and glue one side edge to the back. Now overlap side edges at the bottom and glue to form a partial tube.

Step #2: Slide tube up dolls leg (as shown) until the armature is covered.

Step #3: Next cut off excess waist material. Glue front and back seam to doll's torso.

Step #4: Lastly gather or glue waist material around waist (UNDER porcelain torso so there is no bulk). Repeat other side.

Step #5: Finish with a glued strip of lace around waist.

 

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As you can see, the tube simulates a sewn custom petticoat quite nicely. AND the porcelain waist is left nice and neat to make a small waistline on dolls dress.

***HINT** tuck up raw edges of petticoat UNDER that porcelain torso to make it a smoother finish. Add a bit of glue around knees to keep bottom of drawers in place (i.e. over the pipecleaner surface).

I also smoothed down any bit pleats and glued flat to leg to make it look more fitted.

 

 

 

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**NOTE** after you are finished with one pantaloon leg. Be sure to overlap side edges of the other pantaloon leg in CF and CB for a nice finished edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy making your doll's drawers and feel free to add on ribbons, bows, flowers or any other decoration you want to spice up your new creation!

Happy Creating!
DANA