September 5, 2017

DIY Tiered dress tutorial - FREE Pattern

Well it's here. The Tiered Dress Tutorial. I have made this dress for a 3 year old and used a combination of embroidered and plain Georgette fabric for making it. You may use striped, checkered, plain fabrics or their combinations to make this tiered dress.
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Depending on the fabric you choose to make this dress, it will decide it's occasion to wear. For example; for summer wear, you can use bright pastel shades of any striped, checkered, plain cotton fabrics. Whereas if you wish to make this tiered dress for any special occasion like birthday party or wedding, then prefer using silk, satin or may be any thin brocade fabric on which gathers can be formed.
* The pictures and instructions are offered here for free. Please don't repost any of my content without permission. Thanks!

Step - 1
Make child's basic bodice. Below given bodice pattern can be used for child of 2 to 3 years of age. 

DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Step - 2
Cut 2 pieces each of the Front & Back bodice with CF & CB on fold (as shown in below image).
Cut 3 tiers / rectangles (for each bodice) on folded fabric with straight grainline (refer below image).
Tier-1: 6" x 21"
Tier-2: 7" x 32"
Tier-3: 6" x 44"
These 3 tiers will be stitched below each basic bodice (Front & Back) so you have to cut 2 pieces of each Tier (one for back and other for front).
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Step - 3
Do gather stitch with maximum stitch length on top of each tier using sewing machine.
Then pull any one thread of the gather stitch for form gathers. (refer below image)
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Below given image shows each tiers of below Front & Back bodice with gathers formed.
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Step - 4
Mark boat neck on Front & Back neckline as shown below. 
Also mark slit line of 5 cms on centre back.
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
DIY Tiered dress tutorial


Step - 5
Stitch Front & Back Yokes to their linings at 1 cm on inner side at neckline & both arm curves 
(refer below image).
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
 When stitching Back neckline, stitch the neckline centre slit in V-shape (refer below image).
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
After stitching both arm curves & necklines of Front & Back, give slits on these curves at a distance of 2 cms. * Be careful that you don't slit the stitch line.

Step - 6
After slitting, turn both yokes to the right side, iron well & do edge machining on both arm curves & necklines of Front & Back Yokes. (as shown in below image)
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
 Step - 7
Once both Yokes are ready, then stitch 3 gathered tiers (each of Front & Back) one below the other at 1 cm. (refer below image)
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
DIY Tiered dress tutorial

Step - 8
Stitch Front tiers below Front yoke & Back tiers below Back yoke. Fold yoke hem 1 cm inside (of both main yoke piece & lining) and do edge machining. Hold the gathered tiered piece in between both hem folds.




Step - 9
Stitch both side seams and shoulders at 1 cm & 0.5 cm double sewn seam on inner side of dress.
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Step - 10
Double fold round hem by 1 cm and do edge machining. When stitching hemline, keep both side seams facing back.
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Step - 11
Embellish the Yoke if desired as per your choice.
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
Voila! Tiered dress is ready!!! Add your photos to the Facebook page so we can all enjoy them.

Did you like this tutorial? Wouldn’t it be nice to just say “thanks Shraddha for all your work on this”?
DIY Tiered dress tutorial
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DIY Tiered dress tutorial
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DIY Tiered dress tutorial

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