Pretty Ribbon Bodice

Pretty Ribbon Bodice - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hi, I’m Shannon from Little Kids Grow. Today’s tutorial is all about making things pretty! Ribbon is so girly and feminine. I love finding new ways to incorporate it into my girls outfits. This is a fairly simple technique. If you know how to make buttonholes, you’ll be just fine.

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a ribbon weave for a bodice. This works well with any bodice pattern. I’ve chosen to add ribbon to a peplum top, but you can easily use this for any other type of top or dress.

Ribbon Length: You will need to 2 pieces of ribbon that measure 3/4 the length of your bodice times two. Ribbon width is up to you. I used 1/2 in. ribbon. The buttonhole width should measure your ribbon’s width plus 1/4 in.

A NOTE: This tutorial is for the ribbon technique on a lined bodice that closes with an exposed zipper. It does not demonstrate the zipper attachment.

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Pretty Ribbon Bodice - The Ribbon Retreat Blog


Pretty Ribbon Bodice - The Ribbon Retreat Blog


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Pretty Ribbon Bodice - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Pretty Ribbon Bodice - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Pretty Ribbon Bodice - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pretty Ribbon Bodice - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask!

Thank you Ribbon Retreat!

What a gorgeous little bodice. I am in love with the ribbon weave and would never have thought that it could be so simple to create such a stunning look. Pair this bodice with a pretty little skirt for a formal look or with a cute pair of jeans for a more casual everyday look, and your little miss will look fabulous!

To see more gorgeous creations by this incredible lady, visit Shannon at Little Kids Grow. She has a blog full of inspiring words, extraordinary patterns, and fabulous tutorials.

I am in love with this ribbon and ruffle-licious bodice. I love sewing clothing for my little girlee and can’t wait for her to sport this gorgeous little bodice. For more fabulous clothing tutorials for yourself, your little fella or your little gal, you can check out all of those fantastic tutorials HERE. Here are a couple examples of the fun tutorials you will find…

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Visit The Ribbon Retreat to grab all of the supplies needed to create this gorgeous little bodice or any of the fun clothing above. We have fabric, ribbon, embellishments, notions and so much more for you to choose from to create your next clothing project, hair bow, home decoration, or whatever your next crafty endeavor may be.

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  1. Martha
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Pretty darn cute!

    • Little Kids Grow
      Posted March 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Martha!

  2. Posted March 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks you
    A great way to make clothes by hand

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