I started with the pattern "Mia" by Create Kids Couture. It comes in sizes 6months to 8years. I only used the pattern for the top yoke with back sash. When I came up with the figures for the skirt length I added 2" for the finished skirt length that CKC used for their underskirt measurement so it would be a little longer than the pattern originally has you make it.
Cut a total of 25 blocks using the chart below for the size dress you are making.
6-12months- 6 1/2" width x 5" length
12-18 months-7 1/2"width x 6"length
24months/2T-7 1/2"width x 6" length
3T-8"width x6 1/2" length
4T-8 1/2"width x 7" length
5T-8 1/2"width x 7" length
6-9" width x7 1/2" length
7- 9 1/2" width x 8" length
8-10"width x 8 1/2" length
-For all sizes, sew 5 blocks for the top tier,8 blocks for the middle tier, and 12 for the bottom tier. Sew the last block to the beginning block so that you create a continuous tube for each tier.
-Hem the bottom edge of the bottom tier.
-Run a gathering stitch around the top edges of all three tiers.
- Draw up the top edge of your bottom tier with your gathering stitch by pulling on the bobbin thread until it is the same width as your bottom edge of your middle tier. Pin, sew and finish this seam.
-Draw up the top edge of your middle tier to fit the width of your bottom of edge of your top tier in the same manner as the last step. Pin,sew and finish this seam.
- Draw up the top edge of your top tier to fit the width of your yoke. Pin,sew and finish this seam.