Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ruffle Dress Tutorial

FYI: I corrected the spelling on the pirate treasure hunt. Sorry about that friends.

1 yard ruffle fabric
1 yard silky liner

I used a pattern from Burda that use to be free, but I can't find it anymore. You can easily use THIS free pattern though because they are so similar.

*Cut out 2 pattern pieces from ruffle fabric for the front and back of dress
*Cut out 2 strips from ruffle fabric that are 1 1/2 inches X 8 inches (the length may vary depending on how tall the little girl is. I wanted mine shorter, so I had to cut the length down to about 4 inches to fit my daughter).
*Cut out 2 pattern pieces from silky liner

Here is the fun part

With Right sides together, sew the straps into a tube. Flip right side out. Set aside.

Take the 1 lining and 1 ruffle piece and pin right sides together. Sew just the arm and top of dress leave sides open. (only along black line in picture)

Snip around the curve of arm

Flip right side out and top stitch along on where you have just sewn. Repeat with remaining lining and ruffle piece.

Take both body pieces and pin right sides together. Sew along the both sides of dress. I surged along the edges to make them look more finished.

Pin the straps and the top. Adjusting the length as needed for child. Sew in place. Hem the bottom of the dress by folding edge over 1/2 inch and fold again another 1/2 inch. Sew in place.

Now you have an easy frilly dress for the little your woman.

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