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Ruthie's Picnic Dress

by Judy vanHaaster

Project Details

Loved the look of this dress so much, had to find something in my Stash to create it. It is an adorable dress and looks awesome on my 2 yr. old granddaughter, I paired it up with a panty to cover her diaper. I will for sure be making this one again. Love, love love it.

Ruthie's Picnic Dress

This gorgeous dress has plenty of vintage charm! The beautiful ruffled bodice was a popular style in the 40’s and 50’s… 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 border 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. 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!

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