Sunday, August 4, 2013

3 Tier Slip On Dress

I saw a picture of a little girl in a white dress that had three simple ruffle tiers and I thought it was so cute I decided to make it for Barbie.  The base of the dress is made in a tube shape with no opening.  Then the three tiers are added to the dress base.  It is loose so it just pulls on with no need for any fasteners.  This is a very simple dress and works up very quickly.

Size 10 thread in pink
Size 10 thread in variegated pinks/white
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
If you work a couple of rows and the dress fits around the widest part of doll easily then you're golden.  If it is too small, go up a hook size.  If it is too big, go down a hook size.
Round 1:  Starting at bottom of dress with pink, ch 45, join ch together to form circle, ch 4 (counts as first tr, now and throughout), tr in each ch around, join to top of beg ch 4.  (45 tr)
Rounds 2-4:  Ch 4, tr in each st around, join.  (45 tr)
Round 5:  Ch 4, tr in BACK LOOPS only of each st around, join.  (45 tr)
Rounds 6-8:  Repeat rounds 2-4.
Round 9:  Repeat round 5.
Rounds 10-12:  Repeat rounds 2-4.
Round 13:  Ch 1, sc in BACK LOOPS only of next 5 sts, ch 10, sk next 10 sts, sc in BACK LOOPS only of next 15 sts, ch 10, sk next 10 sts, sc in BACK LOOPS only of last 5 sts, join to beg sc.  (45 sc)
Round 14:  Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch around, join to beg sc.  (45 sc)
Rounds 15-20:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to beg sc, fasten off.  (45 sc)
Round 1:  Join variegated with sc in any front loop of round 4 (8, 12), sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to beg sc. (60 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, sk next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 3 sts] around, join to top of beg ch 3. (15 shell sts)
Rounds 3-6:  Sl st in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch sp, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in each ch sp around, join to top of beg ch 3.  (15 shell sts)
Round 7:  Ch 1, sc in each dc and in each ch 1 space around, join to beg sc. (75 sc)
Round 8:  Ch 2, [sl st in next st, ch 2] around, join to beg sl st.  Fasten off.



MCEA said...

Nice. I love it! Thanks for all your hard work.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I have been looking for a dress like this!

Just Ming said...

Just the dress for a summer luau! Thank you.

VĂ©ro said...

How original dress
I love the shape and colors

pinkpowderpuff said...


Thanks for the appreciation. I do have more new patterns coming soon!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Hi Cogaroocrafts,

I aim to please!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Hi Ming,

A summer luau sounds like soooo much fun!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Hi Vero,

Thanks for all your appreciative comments. New patterns are coming soon!

Anonymous said...

I really like your patterns. I wish you posted pictures of the back of the outfits along with the front.

pinkpowderpuff said...

To anonymous,
LOL! The reason I do not usually show the back of the dress, is because I only pin the clothes in place instead of sewing snaps on! I know, I am LAZY! But I will try to include more pictures of the back from now on.