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SF Bay Area, California

I am a mother of 3, wife, veterinarian, and pattern designer. My love of little girl clothing began after my daughter was born....I love seeing her dressed like a little girl! I particularly love ...

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Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8
Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8
Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8
Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8
Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8
Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Gather, sew surved seams, sew buttonholes, make placket. Detailed instructions are give for all steps.

Pattern Description:

This gorgeous dress has plenty of vintage charm! The beautiful ruffled bodice was a popular style in the 40's and 50' is updated here with a tuxedo style bib. The outer skirt can be made with two bow trimmed chevron edge pockets, or a ruched ruffle around the bottom. The underskirt has a ruffled bottom and adds plenty of fullness to this adorable dress. The waistband with two generous ties completes the look. You can also make a simplified version of this dress by omitting one of the skirts. Make a short dress that can be worn with bloomers, leggings or ruffle pants underneath, or make a single skirted dress by omitting the overskirt. You can also substitute lace for the bodice ruffle for a romantic look. Appropriate for an intermediate sewist, although a confident beginner could also make this dress, since the level of instruction is so detailed. Includes sizes 6-12 months up to size 8. Happy sewing!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6-12m, 12-18m, 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6,7, 8


  • Fabric
  • 3-6 1/2" buttons
  • 8X8" square of fusible transfer web, for bib applique
  • Full supply list given in the tutorial