Surely by now you’ve seen a dress (or made one) from Buzzin Bea’s Wildflower Dress Pattern. It is sooo pretty and has so many fun options. Recently @forofsuch was inspired by all the ads for cute women’s dresses seen in her IG stories to make a maxi dress for her dolls!
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Follow along as she shows us how to turn the regular Wildflower Dress into a beautifully flowing maxi dress! On to the post...
I love the ruffled neckline and sleeves of the Wildflower Dress, so this was the pattern I decided to modify for my maxi dress. I had to decide between a two-tier skirt and a three-tier skirt for this maxi style, since I’ve seen and liked both kinds. My main inspiration dress from those ads had four tiers! But since our dolls aren’t as gifted in height, I decided to go for the two-tier style.
I calculated the correct proportions, and this will be simple for you since you just need to make two rectangular pattern pieces.
Step 1: Print out all the pattern pieces. For this maxi dress, we are not going to need to make the Skirt and Skirt Ruffle pieces as directed by the pattern; we will be making our own.
Step 2: Using your paper, tape, and ruler, you will need to make a pattern piece measuring 12 inches by 6 1/2 inches for the Skirt piece. I really like using graph paper when patterns ask you to make your own pieces like this; it really takes a lot of the guessing out of the process.
Step 3: Using your paper, tape, and ruler again, now make a pattern piece that is 22 inches by 4 ½ inches for the Skirt Ruffle.
Step 4: Remember to mark both pieces with “Cut 1 on Fold”.
Step 5: You’re done making modifications! Now use these two pattern pieces in place of the Skirt and Skirt Ruffle pattern pieces you would have made to cut out your fabric. Even with these larger pattern pieces, I can still make this dress with half a yard of material!
Step 6: Follow all pattern directions until the dress is finished.
I have made many tops and dresses from the Wildflower Dress pattern, but I think this is my favorite! You don’t often see our 18” friends in long dresses so it really is something you can make that is unique and trendy!
@forofsuch, for Pixie Faire
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