Cabbage Patch Peasant Dress TUTORIAL

Cabbage patch peasant dresses may just be the easiest, fastest, and most addicting project I’m making for Christmas. Once you are in the zone you can crank out 3 or 4 and hour! Seriously!

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I was planning a detailed photo tutorial but I realized something: there are TONS of peasant dress tutorials out there, and they are probably more eloquently written than mine would be. My favorite one is from indietutes, you can find it HERE. She gives instructions on how to use rectangles or make the bodice A-line. For a doll I would just stick with rectangles. You can use the same tutorial using these measurements:
 
For the bodice your rectangle should be 14″ long and 10″ wide.
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For the sleeves your rectangle should be 6″ long and 10″ wide.
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(I was using scrap fabric here my sleeves were two rectangles sewn together to equal 6″ X 10″.)
 
The “J” shapes you make for the arm holes should be 3″ long and 1 1/2″ wide.
 
The elastic should be 10″ long. I left out the elastic for the sleeves because I like them better without.

I used a 1/2″ hem for the sleeves and an inch hem for the bottom. I also made coordinating hair bows using a technique similar to this one at A Beautiful Mess.
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I have a couple of fun tips for dressing up a boring peasant dress coming up soon, so stay tuned!

6 thoughts on “Cabbage Patch Peasant Dress TUTORIAL

  1. Okay, I just found your blog via Pinterest, so I don’t know if you would think this is funny… but I have those EXACT two fabrics TOGETHER in my office as pillows/curtains. I haven’t seen anyone else pair them together, except you (&me!). Very cute as a dress though!

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