Hanging Doll Dress

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by

Brenda Greenwalt


Hanging Doll Dress

Approximately 9-1/2 inches tall with hanger


Read through all directions before beginning.


For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com








Supply List

Scraps of white for bib part of dress

Scraps of cotton material for dress

20 inches of 20-gauge wire

13 inches of 3/4 inch wide ribbon (for bottom of dress)

13 inches of lace (for bottom of dress)

Wire cutters and pliers

Embroidery thread to match bib of dress

Hot glue gun and glue sticks


Staining:  Instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil.  Optional for staining:  Old cookie sheet, rags, wax paper, glass jar with lid.




#1.  Print out both bib and dress patterns.

#2.  Trace both bib and dress patterns on doubled wrong side material being sure to place the bib pattern on fold where indicated on pattern.  Cut out.

#3.  Turn bottom of both sides of bib under 1/2 inch and hem.

#4.  With wrong sides together, center top of dress pattern with hem at bottom of bib and pin; do both sides; sew.

#5.  Pin underarms and side seams together using 1/4 inch seam allowance and sew.  Clip curves and turn.

#6.  Turn sleeves under about 1/4 inch and hand stitch with a running stitch with matching embroidery thread.

#7.  Turn hem under 1/4 inch and pin. 

#8.  Cut 13 inches of lace for bottom, pin under hem and sew. 

#9.  Cut 13 inches of ribbon for bottom of dress, pin on top of hem and sew.

#10.  Stain with recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.

#11.  When thoroughly dry, press.

#12.  Cut 1/2 inch x 14 inches long piece of cheesecloth.  Stain with instructions given below at the end of these directions.  Press.  Form into a bow and glue to center bottom of bib part of dress.

#13.  Cut 20 inches of 20-gauge wire and twist into a hanger.

#14.  Hang dress.


Staining:  Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 1/4 cup Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay what you’re staining here.  With a sponge brush or spray bottle thoroughly coat.  Bake for 10 minutes at 250 degrees.  Check often as this can catch on fire.  If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven.   Store left over stain mixture in glass jar with lid for your next primitive project.

You're done with Hanging Doll Dress.  I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed designing it.  If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com

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