How exciting!! Here is the first post for the much awaited Tilda Sew Along Doll
There are not that many ladies taking part but never mind, this can always be a great reference for people wanting to know techniques for sewing a Tilda Doll.
Glue all patterns onto cardboard and cut out, or as one of the Sew Along ladies suggested use freezer paper. This is a fantastic method... How to: trace pattern pieces onto freezer paper... iron onto the right side of the fabric and sew. The remove the freezer paper... this way you dont get left with drawn lines on you fabric. If you dont know what freezer paper is, this is a special paper used for quilters and is available and quilting shops. It can be used more than once which is a beauty of the product.
Cut two pieces of the top of the dress fabric and two pieces of skin fabric. When cutting these out make sure they will fit the head and shoulders for the skin fabric and the body for the dress fabric.
Sew these together across the top as shown in the photo.
Now place together the head and shoulder pattern piece and the body along the dotted line. Put the sewn pieces wrong sides together.
Make sure where they join is across the top of where the two fabric pieces join. This is going to make the head, shoulders and body of the doll.
Now trace all around the pattern pieces.
Pin the fabric in place so it does not move when you sew.
Now fold the skin fabric in two and trace the pattern pieces on to the fabric.
Sew around the trace lines.. these are the sewing lines. Make sure that the bottom of the body, the top of the arms and the top of the legs are kept open, as we need to turn the pieces in the right way.
Now cut a little out from the sewing line. all the way around every piece.
That is all your pattern pieces ready for next week when we will turn and stuff.
Happy sewing and any questions I am happy to answer.