From the Good Witch to a Fairy Tale Princess and maybe a Pirate in between, a lively imagination and creative play is important. With the Tutu Cute dress pattern you can create the perfect dress-up outfit to transport her to fairy-tale tea parties and other wonderful worlds of imaginary fun.
This PDF sewing pattern is for the Tutu Cute dress only and features a V-shaped waistline in front and back, a faux lace-up bodice, and a full and frilly tulle skirt. The playfully puffy sleeves are gathered with elastic.
Recommended Fabrics: Suitable costume fabrics include Satin, Lamé, Glitter Fabrics, Polyester, Woven Cotton Blends, Cotton, Tulle Netting, etc.
-3/8 Yard 45” Fabric (Underskirt, Sleeves and Bodice)
-1/4 Yard 45” Fabric (Center Front Bodice)
-1 Yard 52”-54” Tulle Netting OR 9 Yards 6" Tulle on a Spool
-Hook and Loop Fastener (5” x ½”)
-8” of 1/8” Wide Elastic
-5/8 Yard Ribbon for Bodice 1/8” - 1/4” wide
-1/3 Yard Bodice Trim (Optional)
-4 ½ Yards Ribbon for Skirt Trim 1/8” - 1/4” wide
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 21 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
I was very pleased with the results of this pattern. I chose to make a Hallowe'en costume using the pattern. The instructions were well written, and easy to follow. I particularly liked the guide for setting up the ribbons on the front panel. I was pleased to find the waistline seam was 3/8" as the many layers of gathering would have been too thick for a narrower seam. I found that the tulle that I used would have been much too thick if I had used the full 6 layers so I went with three layers. I used the fabric as the over skirt instead of an underskirt. and this worked well. When trying the dress on the doll the multiple gathered layers made it very thick at the waistline so I graded and trimmed the fabric and tulle. As the trimmed tulle seemed to catch on the doll's underwear, I used a strip of bias and the Hong Kong binding method. to finish the seam, and the whole operation made the waistline less bulky. The gathered puff sleeves instructions were easy to follow and provided great results. Overall a great result from this pattern.
I love this pattern! I made 2 Halloween dresses with it. Easy and fun!
This pattern was quite easy to make. It doesn’t have a bottom so I made a pair of panties in matching fabric. My friend’s daughter loved it. It looks like it will be hard but don’t be afraid.
I made matching dance costume from it. Turned out beautiful, little girl was so excited she had a matching dance costume. Thank you Pam
the first dress was a challenge but the rest were easier