Velvet Ribbon Bodice Tutorial

Hello!
I’m liZ from over at Simple Simon and Company and I’m happy to be here at the Ribbon Retreat today!
 
Right now two of my favorite things are velvet and stripes so when I saw that the Ribbon Retreat had velvet ribbon, I knew exactly what I wanted to make:
A striped velvet bodice for my Grace!

Velvet Ribbon Bodice Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

 It was such an easy project and I like the results so much that I’m sure there are more of these in our future…pink and white…grey and yellow…brown and ivory…
 
Anyways, if you’d like to make one similar here is the how to.
Let’s start with the supply list:

Velvet Ribbon Bodice Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

The only other item not listed in the photo is your pattern…I used the bodice from our upcoming pattern but any bodice pattern you have will work for this project.  Also note that the ribbon amount may vary depending on the size of the bodice you are creating.

Now, once you have your supplies you need to cut your ribbon. 

(Essentially you are making a piece of velvet ribbon fabric that needs to be as tall and as wide as your front bodice piece.  So for my bodice pattern I needed to cut 8 pieces of both the black and the white ribbon and each piece was cut 7 inches long.)

Once your ribbon is cut you can start sewing!

Velvet Ribbon Bodice Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Repeat this process over and over again until all of your ribbon pieces are sewn right sides together and make a flat piece of striped velvet.
 
***Note:  When I finished sewing my ribbon pieces together I gave them a good steamy ironing.***
 
Velvet Ribbon Bodice Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now….

Velvet Ribbon Bodice Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
And you are good to go!
Just finish up your pattern as you normally would.
(Just be sure to line the inside front of your cute new bodice!)
 
It was easy and I LOVE how the striped velvet looks!!!

Velvet Ribbon Bodice Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Thank you to The Ribbon Retreat for inviting us over here today…it was so much fun to create something with your ribbon!!!
-liZ
Simple Simon and Company


What a stunning and simply gorgeous look! The velvet ribbon gives such a classic look to this adorable bodice. The detail is incredible, and I LOVE how the yellow belt and hot pink skirt gave this classic bodice a fun and playful look!

Thank you Liz! You are brilliant and this bodice reflects your amazing talent and innovation! Thank you for sharing this Velvet-y goodness with us! For more amazing sewing tutorials and the best sewing tips and trick, visit Liz and Elizabeth at Simple Simon and Company.

Do you have a little girl you’re dying to sew for? Look at these other fun and girly dresses your little one would look exquisite in…

Tiered Ruffle Baby Girl Dress Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
Tiered Ruffle Baby Girl Dress

Sweet Posy Dress for a sweet little girl. Easy tutorial!
The Posy Dress

"Let's Go Fly a Kite" Sundress {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
Let’s Go Fly A Kite Sundress

Are you ready to make this yummy Velvet Ribbon Bodice or any of the above dresses? Grab your velvet ribbon, fabric and all of your sewing supplies right here at The Ribbon Retreat. We have everything you need to create this little ribbon bodice, the dresses and all of your crafty projects!


Happy Creating & Happy Sewing!
Signature - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Print Friendly
This entry was posted in Clothing for All, Just for Kids. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

11 Comments

  1. Posted February 28, 2014 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    I love how circa this looks!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Catelyn! Isn’t this little bodice amazing?!? It is so cute, bright, and fun! We are so glad you like it! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by! Michelle :)

  2. Martha
    Posted February 28, 2014 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    This is so cute, clever and looks like it’s not hard to do. Great job!

  3. Michelle
    Posted February 28, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I love your colors together! So cute.

  4. meekostanton
    Posted February 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely adorable!!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

      Hi and Thank you so much! This little Velvet Ribbon Bodice is adorable and so much fun! Thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  5. Posted March 1, 2014 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Really cute idea, but isn’t ironing on velvet a huge no-no? Doesn’t that flatten and ruin the nap of the velvet?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 9:47 am | Permalink

      Hi Cheryl! Thank you so much for your comment and your question. Liz says…”it probably is a huge no no but the nap of the velvet ribbon isn’t deep and I ironed it from the back (not the front) to flatten the seams and used a low setting so it didn’t affect the appearance of the velvet at all.” Thank you so much again for your question! Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by! Michelle :)

  6. Posted March 1, 2014 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I thought you would enjoy seeing the woven ribbon bodice that I made for a dress for my granddaughter.
    http://sewmuchtogive.blogspot.com/2013/01/woven-ribbon-bodice-party-dress.html
    It’s been pinned many times by other readers.
    Deborah Devine

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 7:40 am | Permalink

      Hi Deborah! Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your ADORABLE Woven Ribbon Bodice Party Dress with us. That dress is so pretty, and your little granddaughter looks like she loves it! You did such a wonderful job! Thank you again so much for sharing your talent with us and for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  7. Posted March 1, 2014 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    What a fun idea! So cute too!!!!
    :)
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *