This lesson turned out to be huge so I decided to divide it into two parts with the following third part about coloring  (imitation of  buffies and folds).

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Sewing of small pieces has almost nothing in common with sewing of full-size ones. It has a number of nuances we should take into account. In this lesson I will try to clarify them all.

Here is a number of rules I suggest that you stick to.

  1. Use the most delicate fabrics
  2. Use beading needles
  3. All stitches are made manually
  4. Forget about fasteners (imitation only)
  5. Mind the arrange of the fibers
  6. Mind the angle of piercing of fabric by the needle
  7.  Edges of all elements that are in use must be processed with a special glue for fabrics immediately after being cut.
  8. All stitches must be stuck together with thin double side tape.
  9. Do not turn down the fabric where it is possible. It is better to fixate the fabric with glue or tape.
  10. Use the buttonhole stitch with the width of the stitch no less than 2,5 mm.

The biggest issue here is to prevent unknitting of fabric during sewing and to avoid thick stitches that may ruin the impression from such a small piece of clothes.

Since we don’t have fasteners, we must choose something  easy to wear. In my case it is a skirt with low waistline that I will pull on.

Then we cut out two halves of the front width (without sewing pattern, leaving some extra fabric) and stick a narrow strip of the tape to the edge of one of the halves. 

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Do not forget to leave some space for zip imitation:

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Cut off the odds, sew together:

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Then we sew imitation of the stitching on the face side in one direction first:

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And then in the opposite direction:

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Afterwards we stitch the imitation of a zip:

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Cut out the pockets:

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Stick a piece of tape down to the edge and fold it thoroughly:

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Future pockets:

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Then take a piece of fabric and put it down under the pockets and tack them together:

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Stitch the edges of the pockets:

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Cut off extra fabric on the reverse side of the skirt, spread the glue along the edge, stick the edges of the pocket down to the width:

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Here is a ready front width:

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Lets make a back one:

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First we tape together two front sides of fabric:

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Sew them together:

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Turn up the edge and make stitching:

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Two ready widths:

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Fixate them on the doll (or dummy) with paper clips, keeping in mind the symmetry:

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Tack the widths together,  mark the edge:

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In the next lesson we will learn how to make back pockets and  belt and turn down the edges as well.