- A Dress that fits your little one
- Two coordinating fabrics
You need to cut two on the fold of each fabric, it should look like this:
Looks kind of like bunny ears, no? That is no accident :-)
My measurements for a 12 month size dress were:
back skirt piece 19X12, front panel 10X12, pocket pieces 5X5
With the coordinating fabric you need to cut 2 pieces that are half the width of the bodice and the same length as the skirt. This is your back pocket piece. Then cut 2 pieces half the width of the bodice by half the length of the skirt pieces. This is the top pocket piece.
back pocket piece 5X12, top pocket piece 5X6.
Sounds like a lot of math I know! But if you want to make it much simpler you can ditch the pockets and make two rectangles that are double the length of the bodice!
The first sewing step is to lay the two main fabric bodice pieces and two coordinating bodice pieces and lay them right sides together, and sew up the sides.
Make sure you serge or zig zag stitch around the bottom of both pieces. Then turn one of the pieces right side out and stick it inside the other. Pin around the whole top and clip the curves.
Zig Zag around each rectangle piece on three sides, leaving the bottoms undone since the bottom will be hemmed anyway. I should have done that, but as you see in my pictures I didn't...ooops.
Then lay this piece on top of your back pocket piece and pin like so:
I was planning on using the striped side of the bodice as the outside, but at the last minute I decided to use the polka dots. I didn't realize the polka dot fabric would wrinkle so badly....facepalm.
Sew all the way around and you're DONE!!!
Tie those shoulder sashes and put it on the little princess!