Ruthie's Picnic Dress PDF Sewing Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size Range: 6-12M through girls size 8
This gorgeous dress has plenty of vintage charm! The beautiful ruffled bodice was a popular style in the 40’s and 50’s…...it is updated here with a tuxedo style bib applique. 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 underneath by omitting the underskirt, 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 probably tackle this dress, since the level of instruction is quite detailed. Includes tutorial and pattern pieces for sizes 6-12 months up to size 8. Happy sewing!
Note: You can embellish the bib with buttons, and/or sew a length of lace to the outside edge of the bib after it is applied to the bodice to achieve the look you see in the 4th picture. Instructions for adding the lace trim are not included in the tutorial.
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-In general, Foofoo Threads patterns use cutting charts for rectangular components (eg ruffles, sashes, skirts, etc). Actual pattern pieces are generally provided for curved components.