This is the breakdown. The material was $1.50 a yard at Walmart , the ribbon was 3 for $1.00 at JoAnn Fabrics , the hat was $1.00 at Dollar Tree. We used thread we already had. Dollar Tree and Walmart are our go to place for crafts , ribbons and other things we need for our crafts. The outfit was patterned after a doll that Mom made for Sissy when she was a baby. First you measure the child, Then you make sure you have the material as long as the child's height,, Take both pieces right side facing in, sew both sides down half way, open the pieces so that the open bottom will be able to make legs, or could be left open for a skirt. Then hem the bottom as needed , to desired height, next fold top down about 1 inch and sew to make a opening to feed the ribbon through by using a safety pin to push it through . Take all 3 pieces of ribbon and feed through to form neck , then measure child from neck to arm to get arm opening, Cut out a piece for arms, some people finish off the arms by sewing raw edges, or not if it is a rustic outfit. cut a piece of each color ribbon to go around waist. and 2 smaller pieces of each riibbon to go around each leg. Because this was our first attempt the outfit is too long but Sissy will be able to use for other occasions such as Halloween or dress up . More pictures to follow.
3 yards of material $4.50
3 rolls ribbom $1.00 all different colors we used white red and pink
1 hat $1.00
misc. thread and piece of elastic total was $6.50