Hope you enjoy this little pattern. It is a perfect little gift or craftshow filler.
Finished size 5 1/2"
9” square of fabric
scrap of 1/8” wide ribbon
6” of ½” wide lace
9” of ¾” wide ruffle lace
4 ¼” Wood hanger
Handful of Potpourri - optional
Click on the pattern picture below and print it out.
Cut out one skirt, one waistband and two straps from fabric.
Yellow lines indicate stitching lines.
With wrong sides together, fold the straps in half and press. With right sides together, lay a piece of lace along the open edges of the strap and stitch. (left picture) Fold the top of the lace over to the inside and topstitch the strap. (right picture)
With right sides together, stitch lace along the bottom of the skirt.
Fold the lace over to the inside and topstitch along the bottom of the skirt. Sew a gathering stitch along the top edge of the skirt.
With wrong sides together, fold the waistband in half. Gather the top of the skirt to fit the waistband and pin together.
Stitch across in a ¼” seam.
Fold the waistband up and topstitch on the outside.
Place the straps on the inside of the waistband following the placement on the pattern. The lace edges will be against each other.
Stitch across along the edge of the waistband.
Fold the dress in half and stitch the side in a ¼” seam.
Sew a ribbon bow to the lower waistband in the middle.
You can either fill the dress with potpourri or make a small pillow and fill it with lavender or sweet annie buds and tuck inside.
Paint the hanger to match the dress and you are done.
Click on the patterns below to print the pattern out.
Skirt -- 4" x 8 1/4"
Waistband --- 1 3/4" x 5"
Straps --- 1 3/8" x 3"