This t-shirt had become too short for Toots yet it still fit everywhere else. I've been wanting to try a reverse applique and snagged this out of the donation pile.
First, I turned the shirt inside out and machine basted it around the edge of the doll outline. Make sure the fabric you are appliqueing is wrong side up (I could see through the fabric). Then turn in right side out. I top stitched using the basting stitch as a guide.
I cut away leaving @ an eighth of an inch to reveal the applique.
I pinked the arms and sewed it on top. I like the contrast between the two. It will unravel with wear and get thready.
As you can see from the first photo I added legs by sewing them where they meet the dress and left them to dangle. I added a 10 inch wide gathered strip of my fabric that was printed through Spoonflower and that was that. Now she has another shirt to play in.