Now sew only the back straps along the seam then turn right side out. Then what I like to do is iron it flat with the seam in the middle. That way when you attach the straps you don’t see a seam on the side. It’s particular, I know So iron flat as shown.
Now put that piece on your child and figure out where you want the back straps to lie, pin on the inside of the chest strap, and stitch in place.
At this point the top of the dress will be done. What I like to do is do a stitch all the way across the front of the chest strap for decorative purposes and I do the same along the back straps.
Now for the skirt!! Now that you have your chest measurement already, double it in length for the dress portion because we are going to gather it. Make it whatever length you desire.
Now it’s time for ruffling (you all know it’s my favorite thing ) Ruffle the top of your fabric skirt (for instructions, click here), then pin it to the chest strap as shown. Then sew it in place.
The winner of the ruffle skirt giveaway is Jessica who said,
“Oh yea!! So cute- thanks for the give away. My little baby is not even one yet…but I’d get it that size so that she could wear it when she’s a bit bigger (and walking!! ). How cute would it be to see a toddling, little, unsteady baby in that skirt!?”
Thank you SO much for all you who entered. I promise I’ll do another one!
Emmy just edited this photo and I had to add it. Isn’t it beautiufl? http://emmybelding.tumblr.com
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