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Ruthie's Picnic Dress 6-12m to 8


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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! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Gather, sew surved seams, sew buttonholes, make placket. Detailed instructions are give for all steps. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 6-12m, 12-18m, 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6,7, 8

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric
  • 3-6 1/2" buttons
  • 8X8" square of fusible transfer web, for bib applique

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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 the vintage styles, and enjoy bringing back classic styles to the modern day!