I like Sunbonnet Sues and I make them into magnets or you can add a loop and hang them in a window or wherever you like. They could be used as Christmas ornaments.
There are only 7 pieces
2 Hat pieces
2 Dress pieces
2 Boot pieces
1 Pocket piece
You can match or contrast the thread.
The pattern pieces I hope will come out the right size but if not you can resize them on a copy machine to the size you want.
Run a stitch through the corner
fold the rest of the side over and continue basting around the rest of the pocket
Here is the pocket with basting thread
Sew the pocket on under your sewing machine needle or by hand and then rip out the basting thread. I used red here so you could see it. TIP: if you use the same color thread as the thread you are going to use to sew it on - if you miss picking anything out it is less noticable. The basting thread sometimes will hide and you can't see it.
Pocket all done!
Turn it right side out and use a turning tool ( I use the tip of my mini scissors) to push out the shape of the dress. I also fold in the neck area so it fits up into the hat easily. Iron it flat.
This is the size boot I prefer but you can use the larger template or a square to rep a boot. Start sewing down a bit from the top edge so you can turn it easier.
I start to turn by bunching up the fabric on the tip of my scissors.
I push the scissors with the bunched up fabric up into the center as I pull down on the edges of the top
You can enlarge the boot pattern if you like for a larger boot if that is a bit easier to handle. Just add a seam allowance and make sure if you do enlarge it that you keep the same angle of the top.
If you use white thread it will show and look like laces.
Fold over the edge of the pocket and iron it so it will stay down
Baste a thread along the top of the pocket and when you get to the corner fold the corner in
Lay your pocket on the dress at the angle you want it to be
When you get to the other corner fold it in like you did the first one. Then fold the side over and baste upto the corner. Make sure you put a stitch in the corner.
Sew the pocket on under your sewing machine needle or by hand and then rip out the basting thread. I used red here so you could see it. TIP: if you use the same color thread as the thread you are going to use to sew it on - if you miss picking anything out it is less noticable. The basting thread sometimes will hide and if you can't see it why bother with it? I just leave what I can't find!
Put the two pieces together and sew around the edge. Leave an inch on top so you can turn it easily and leave an opening in the bottom for the boot to go through.
Here is the boot
You can see the top how it gets a bit frayed but that is ok as it will be hidden inside the dress
Now you can slip the boot up into the opening at the bottom of the dress.
Sew across the boot inside the dress to anchor it in place
Here are all the pieces cut out
Continue to use the scissors tip or turning tool to work the boot out.
Push out the toe and straighten the edges inside