Karen here and today I wanted to share a way you can make two fun no sew dresses for your dolls to wear at the Dude Ranch from one dollar store bandana! 

To make your own you will need:

  • 1 bandana
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • A ruler
  • A pencil
  • Your Doll

Step 1- Remove any packaging from your bandana. Lay it out so that the center is folded and there are two open ends on the opposite side.

Step 2- Find the center fold and cut straight up from the bottom to the top, this will give you two pieces to work with, you can make two dresses with this tutorial.

Step 3- Lay out one of the pieces and center your doll on it with her arms up.

Step 4- Once you have your doll centered you will want to measure 6 inches in on both sides, on the first line of the pattern 2 inches from your top seem.

Step 5- Cut out two small circles where you made your marks, large enough to get the dolls arm through.

Step 6- Place your dolls arms through the holes you just created and begin folding the fabric in place. Use the photos above to guide you as you go.

Step 7- Use your ribbon to tie your dress closed.

Step 8- Use your scissors to cut a fringe around the bottom of your skirt if you wish. Repeat steps 2-8 to create your second doll dress!

I hope you have fun making these easy dresses for your dolls!

Karen