Tis the season for holiday parties! Follow along as Marilyn from QTπ Doll Clothing shows us how to use her Ruffle V Top and Fit and Flare Mock Neck Dress patterns to make a festive dress that is just perfect for the holiday season!
Giveaway Update: It was so fun reading about all of the special holiday traditions everyone has! Thank you so much for sharing and participating in the contest! Congratulations to Piroska! You've won the beautiful blue holiday dress and have been contacted by email.
:• ⅓ Yard knit fabric (see suggested fabrics)
•Knit-n-Stable tape (optional)
•Scrap of light-weight fusible interfacing
•¼” fusible quilters tape
• 9” invisible zipper or 12” doll zipper or
• 1” x 6” hook and loop tape
• Ball point needle (size 10-12)
• Twin Needle (optional)
• Rotary cutter and mat (optional)
• two-sided ¼” quilters tape (optional)
Medium-weight cotton/lycra knits, medium polyester knits, swim and dance 4-way stretch, stretch velour or lighter weight Ponte de Roma. Knits should be sturdy and retain shape after being stretched. Not suitable for overly light-weight knits. The ideal knits hould stretch from 4”- 5”.
Preparing the Pattern Pieces
Before we cut the fabric, we need to prepare pattern the new pattern pieces for the front bodice.
You will need the following pattern pieces:
Place Piece A (Ruffle “V” Top) over Piece A (Mock Neck Dress). Ensure the shoulder lines up on the sleeve side (Pink arrow). Mark with a pen/pencil.
Place Piece B (Ruffle “V” Top) over the other Piece A (Mock Neck Dress). Ensure the neck lines up on the neck side (Pink arrow). Mark with a pen/pencil.
Cut along the marked lines and discard the pieces as shown (pink X).
Label new pattern pieces for front of ruffle dress A for the bodice and B for the V inset.
Follow STEPS 1 to 12 from the “Ruffle “V” top pattern to complete the front of the bodice.
This will replace Pattern Piece A for the rest of the dress assembly.
Cut the remaining pieces using the cutting layout for the “Mock Neck Dress”
Finish dress starting on STEP 1 of the “Mock Neck Dress” following the instructions for preferred variations in the pattern.
Voila! Your holiday dress is complete!
Let the holiday fun begin! Marilyn will be sending the beautiful turquoise dress pictured above to one lucky winner!
We'll pick a winner on Monday, November 26th, and get in touch via email. Thanks for entering and good luck!
Marilyn & The PF Team