When looking at which jelly roll to buy, try to find one that has been cut with pinking shears. It will save a ton of time if you will be making clothing, since you won’t have to finish all of the individual seams
I made this dress last year and can’t believe I never posted it. We took advantage of a brief moment of cloud cover and went outside to snap a few pictures…
I originally saw the idea for using a Jelly Roll over at Treasure for Tots, where you can find a tutorial for a Jelly Roll Skirt.
If you would like to make a dress like this, use the instructions from my Ava Rose Halter Dress Tutorial to make the bodice. The only adjustments you would need to make would be to make 2 of the bodice fronts. (Unless you want your dress to be halter style.) If you make the bodice like I did in this Jelly Roll Dress, I recommend adding an extra half inch to each side of the bodice front and back. (So 2 inches total.) This will give you a little extra wiggle room to help slide the dress over her head.
To make this dress, I used about 1/3 yard of coordinating fabric plus 9 of the jelly roll strips.
For the tie straps, cut 4 straps, 2.5 inches wide by 15 inches long and attach them the same way as the straps are attached in my Halter Dress Tutorial.
This is the view from the inside, you can see the pinked edges and where I decided to top stitch each strip. The top stitching isn’t necessary, but it makes for a more polished look.
She loves the dress, and I am glad we will be getting another summer out of it… (Maybe even next summer too!) Let me know if you have any questions or make one for yourself!
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