This week’s pattern is Beauty-ful Belle-gowns because I was getting requests for this pattern or asks about how to make this kind of dress about every other day ^^;
This pattern introduces vertical gathering. This is a technique that pulls a much longer skirt up to make that floaty, ruffly style. It is also a very versatile technique! I had to rush my parrot to the vet just after I started this pattern (she’s fine now) so I didn’t have time to make a bunch of different gowns to show of the different ways you can use it. The fun part about this style is that you don’t need to cut different pattern options to get different results: depending on how much you gather the fabric along each gathering line, you can have a dress that has ruffles all the way down like this, or is gathered up high in the front or side with the rest long to have an elegant cut-away to the underskirt.
You can check it out in the shop now 😉