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. The Holly and Ivy Party Dress has a fun sweetheart neckline option and I decided to add a ruffle petticoat to it.
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.
Fabric for Ruffle Underskirt
Ruffles - I used eyelet
Fabric for Overskirt
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.
With right sides together, place the back skirt over the front skirt. Stitch down the side seams. Hem the bottom of the skirt.
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.
Sew the front pieces to the back piece. Hem the skirt by folding up 1/4" and then another 1/2".
Place the front skirt around the underskirt and pin around the top. Stitch two rows of gathering stitches through the two skirts.
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.
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.
TADA!! You are done. Simple addition to your Holly and Ivy Party Dress. A fun twist to the dress but still very classic.
My Little Miss sure loved it. And we got so many compliments.
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