Thursday, March 19, 2015

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

I so love making holiday dresses for my little one.  Last Easter is when I first started working on the Holly and Ivy Party Dress.  The first draft was my daughters Easter dress.  Finally, today I want to share it with you.  All you need is either the Holly and Ivy Party Dress or your favorite dress pattern.

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial
 Today's free tutorial is making the skirt to attach to your favorite bodice top.  This bodice top is the sweetheart neckline and the gathered puff sleeve from the Holly and Ivy Party Dress.  For the skirt, you'll just need the measurements given in your pattern.  

Materials Needed
Fabric for Ruffle Underskirt
Ruffles - I used eyelet 
Fabric for Overskirt
Thread

Step 1
Take the front layer of your underskirt.  Pin the bottom layer of ruffles across the skirt.  Stitch in place.  Continue until you have enough layers to cover the entire skirt fronts.

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial


Step 2
With right sides together, place the back skirt over the front skirt.  Stitch down the side seams.  Hem the bottom of the skirt.
Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial


Step 3
For the overskirt, cut out one back piece as the rectangle.  For the front you'll want to cut 2 front pieces.  Cut a rounded edge from the top to the hem on both pieces.  Enough that will allow the two pieces to overlap slightly.



Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

Step 4
Sew the front pieces to the back piece.  Hem the skirt by folding up 1/4" and then another 1/2".
Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

Step 5
Place the front skirt around the underskirt and pin around the top.  Stitch two rows of gathering stitches through the two skirts.  

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

Step 6
Place the finished bodice top and skirt next to one another.  Pull the gathering stitches until the skirt is the same width as the bodice.

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

Step 7
Turn the bodice wrong side out and match the top of the skirt to the raw edge of the bodice.  Stitch the bodice to the skirt.

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

TADA!!  You are done.  Simple addition to your Holly and Ivy Party Dress.  A fun twist to the dress but still very classic.


Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

My Little Miss sure loved it.  And we got so many compliments.  

Holly & Ivy Crossover Skirt and Ruffle Petticoat Tutorial

5 comments:

  1. Great pattern and an adorable dress. I'm partial to red heads. She'd darling.

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    1. Thank you Joy! We love our fiery redhead. Glad you enjoy the pattern :)

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  2. Hello Love this beautiful dress and the beautiful little girl I would love to have this pattern so I try and make it for me little granddaughter could you please tell know how I can receive this pattern. Thank you Linda Kirkman 18/6/2015

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