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FSL Maple Dress for 12" Doll

The FSL Maple Leaf Dress for 12" dolls is a set of freestanding lace machine embroidery designs. Here are instructions on how to embroider and assemble this dress. The tiara in the picture is taken from the Fancy Ball Dress set.

FSL Maple Dress for 12" Doll image 1

You will need water-soluble Vilene stabilizer, 40-weight embroidery threads, organza fabric and a narrow organza ribbon of a matching color.

The dress is embroidered like all our freestanding lace, so the General Guidelines might be helpful.

Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use the same thread for the upper and bobbin to get two-sided embroidery.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.

Step One: Hoop the stabilizer and embroider the front and the back of the dress.

Step Two: To embroider the valence and sleeves, hoop the stabilizer with a layer of organza. Embroider both the sleeve pattern and the valence pattern twice.

Step Three: Rinse the stabilizer and leave the patterns flat to air dry.
Note: It's very importrant to wash away the stabilizer thoroughly, so that the dress becomes soft, without any stiffness.

Step Four: Cut away the excess organza on the valence and sleeves.

Step Five: You can assemble the dress either manually or on your machine. Take the back and the front and stitch them together at the shoulders. Use a short and dense zigzag as a bridge stitch.

Thread the needle with matching thread and gather the top edge of the sleeves. Stitch the sleeves to the dress from the wrong side. Do not stitch the side seam just yet.

Fold the dress, right side inwards, so that all the edges match. Either manually or on your machine, stitch the sides together over the edge.

Stitch together both seams of the valence. Slightly gather the upper edge of the valence with a thread. Stitch the valence to the dress's hem.

Step Four: Put the dress on a doll and lace the back with the ribbon. We used a variegated organza ribbon of a matching color.

FSL Maple Dress for 12" Doll image 2

Put the dress on your doll. Note: The tiara is not included in this set. It is from the Fancy Ball Dress set.

FSL Maple Dress for 12" Doll image 3

The doll outfit is ready. Enjoy!

If you liked this dress, maybe you'll also like the FSL Mountain Ash Dressshown below.

FSL Maple Dress for 12" Doll image 4

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