Ruthie's Retro Pleated Party Dress Sizes 6/12m to 15/16 Kids PDF Pattern

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Ruthie is sure to please everyone! This show-stopping, vintage-inspired design features endless options. The adorable bodice and skirt have a simple and pleated option to choose from. The sweet waistband gives Ruthie the unique look of an elegant top being tucked into a fashionable skirt without having to deal with frequent adjustments. Also included in this sweet design are sweet cap sleeves, additional sash options, two different collar styles, two skirt lengths, as well as instructions for a fancy overlay skirt. Use them all, or mix-and-match to your taste to create the perfect dress for any occasion. The sky is the limit now let's see what YOU can do with it!

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image* 

Here is what you receive: 
  •  Measurements for sizes 6/12 mos. to 8 and 7/8 to 15/16 Kids. 
  • A 31-page and a 25-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
  • Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! 
 Please note that PDF patterns differ from traditional sewing patterns, and not all PDF designers have the same style. We prefer to give measurements for simple rectangles instead of rectangular pattern pieces to save your time, paper, ink, and tape. You will only receive pattern pieces for curved portions of the garment, and you will follow the cutting chart for the remaining pieces. 
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE
Ruthie's Retro Pleated Party Dress Sizes 6/12m to 15/16 Kids PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by undefined on 15th Dec 2017

Very styling

This pattern was fun to do and my daughter loves it.

Written by Alicia Bunting on 1st Sep 2016

love the petar pan collar and pleated bodice

This dress is really cute!! I love the cap sleeves and Peter Pan collar. This was my first time ever making pleats in a bodice. It was really easy to do with the directions in the pattern.

Written by April hanavan on 1st Sep 2016

One of My Favorites

This dress is so versatile and has really expanded all of my sewing skills working with pleating. The directions are easy to follow and I loved the results. This is one of my favorite CKC patterns I have ever made.

Written by Carrie Lathrop on 1st Sep 2016

My favorite CKC pattern!

The instructions are easy to follow and the end result is beautiful! The back of the bodice can be finished with buttons or snaps, and I love the pleated front option. For a quick sew I leave off the collar, pleats, and sleeves. Thanks CKC for an awesome pattern I can dress up or make casual!

Written by Katrina Dorow on 22nd Aug 2016

I love this dress

Ruthie is so cute!!! The instructions were relatively easy to follow:)

Written by DebR on 21st Aug 2016

Ruthies Magic

Ruthie was my first dress I've ever made. (Im usually a little boy sewer) The instructions were clear to follow making it quick to put together. The fabric colour combinations are endless.

Written by Pam Fink on 31st Mar 2016

quick sew

Can't rate it completely, still in progress. Have it about half way done.

Written by Haley Paige on 3rd Mar 2016


Super cute dress! Many many different options with very clear instructions!!

Written by Klarissa Dimmick on 3rd Mar 2016

my favorite.

This is hands down my favorite ckc pattern. I looooove Ruthie! Instructions were very easy to follow and the dress came out beautiful! Lots of different options for the collar and the bodice and the skirt.

Written by undefined on 26th Dec 2015


I have not had a chance to make this yet, but I really like the ideal of having so many different ways to change the pattern up.