Introducing this cute girls ruffle dress sewing pattern, Peachy Pie, by Ellie and Mac! When I first saw this pattern, I was not sure if I really liked it or if Baby Girl would actually wear a ruffle on her dress. However, I thought I would sign up for the testing anyways. After I made my first version, I was in love. Baby Girl did not mind the ruffle at all, in fact, she loves it! You can find the find the Peachy Pie girls dress sewing pattern here on sale for 2 days! Do not forget to check out the $1 sewing patterns today for Wacky Wednesday here, AND all the rest of her patterns are 35% off! No coupon code necessary, the discount will automatically show up in your cart.
The dress not only features a ruffle on the front, however it goes all the way around and on the back is a key hole and tie back neckline.
The key hole and the neckline can be made with woven fabric, which is what I used. Just like in her Paw Patrol Periwinkle Tunic, I used my handy bias tape tool kit!
It is such a life saver. I meant to grab pictures and even contemplated a video, however Baby Girl has been sick. The bias took kit makes bias tape binding a breeze. It also came with a special binding foot to help attach the binding! I promise next time, I will at least take a photo.
I know Baby Girl does not look sick, however, her and I have been sick for a week now! She woke up this morning asking me to help her forehead feel better. Her head was so stuffed up, the poor girl had a sinus headache. So, I gave her some ibuprofen, a nice long warm bath and some fluids. Then, as she was starting to feel a little better, I bribed her with a sucker for photos.
Okay, maybe 2 suckers!! She has been feeling miserable for several days now, so she deserves them. Baby Girl, then proceeded to give me some great pictures. I can tell you this was the best and happiest she was all day. She absolutely loves this dress.
I actually upcycled this fabric! This week’s 52 Week Sewing Challenge is Sew Something Upcycled. Join the fun in their Facebook group here. You can find the 52 Week Sewing Blog Challenge Link Up here for this week. Even though I often sew more than one item a week, I love the sewing challenges each week. It helps me try something new! This was actually a dress I had made for myself. You may recall our Mommy and Me drama dresses.
I hacked the neckline on my drama dress, however my first try, my neckband did not fit properly (my fault, not the pattern), so instead of taking the time to seam rip the neckband, I ended up just making a whole new one, as I was in a hurry to get it done. So last summer, I just wore my messed up neckline dress as a swimsuit coverup. The other one, I wear all the time! I have another idea for a new swimsuit cover up, which I hope to make soon. So, I thought, why not cut it up my old dress and make it into something pretty for the Upcycling challenge!
In fact, the rest of the dress is made from scraps. The woven neckband and keyhole fabric is leftover scraps from Baby Girl’s Basilica Skirt. I cannot remember what I used with for this pink sparkle mesh. I bought it back in 2015, however it is still available here on Amazon. The main fabric of the dress is a pink single brushed polyester from Allielane in Abbyville. It looks like they are sold out, however Knitpop usually carries single brushed polyester in stock here.
I did sew the ruffle on differently than stated in the directions. The directions have you topstitch the ruffle on once the dress is already made. However, I cut two pieces of ruffle fabric, instead of cutting one on the fold. I attached the ruffle to the dress before sewing any of it together. I found this to be a little easier to manage for me. Also, do not forget to cut your bias tape fabric on the bias. For my first tester version, I cut the fabric on the bias. This time, I did not have enough scraps left to cut on the bias. To me, this neckband does not lay as well, as the one I cut on the bias.
So you still have not the bought the new girls dress sewing pattern, Peachy Pie, yet? Well go get it here, while it is on sale! Let me know in the comments below, your favorite thing to upcycle! I want to do more upcycles now 🙂
This peachy pie ruffle dress is so beautiful. Loved it! It is great for gifting someone.