Ruffle Revolution | Rowan Tee

April 26, 2018

With a bit of a delay, here's part 2 in our Ruffle Revolution series! This time we're transforming the Rowan Tee into a dress! By increasing the length of your ruffle, you can transform any top or sweater pattern to a dress - how fun is that! And with the Rowan Tee being one of our amazing free patterns, it means versatility never came cheaper! Yay!

Just as a reminder, here are the main 4 steps when altering a pattern & adding a ruffle:

  • Determine the placement of the ruffle on your pattern. If needed, create a new partition seam. Don’t forget to add seam allowance and match the changes to the other corresponding pattern pieces
  • Determine the ruffle width - for a first time, increasing the bottom width of the garment by 2 is a good way to go!
  • Add extra notches to help you divide the ruffle evenly over the width of your garment
  • Use basting or gathering stitches to gather the ruffle, matching the width of the garment

I started with the rowan tee in a size 80. I determined the desired length of the bodice - mid way between the waist and hip - and shortened the front and back bodice pattern pieces to that length. Remember to add seam allowance after shortening.

Measure the bottom width of the bodice and determine the desired width of the skirt. For the skirt width I increased the bottom width of the bodice by 2,5. Determine the height of the skirt. Don’t forget to add seam allowance and the hem. Divide the bottom width of the bodice and the top of the skirt in 4 equal parts and add notches.

Now sew up your rowan tee “dress” by following the steps of the tutorial, but instead of hemming the bodice, you attach the skirt. Prep the skirt as mentioned in steps 3 & 4  in our previous blogpost on adding a ruffle to the crew sweater.

All done!!!
Go forth and ruffle! Happy sewing!


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Size Charts

KIDS SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

Age

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

80

9-12M

50

48

52

80

19,5

19

20,5

31,5

86

12-18M

52

50

54

86

20,5

19,5

21,25

33,75

92

18-24M

54

51

55

92

21,25

20

21,5

36,25

98

2-3Y

55

52

57

98

21,75

20,5

22,5

38,5

104

3-4Y

56,5

53,5

59

104

22,25

21

23,25

41

110

4-5Y

58

55

61

110

22,75

21,5

24

43,25

116

5-6Y

60

57

64

116

23,5

22,5

25,25

45,5

122

6-7Y

62,5

58,5

67

122

24,5

23

26,5

48

128

7-8Y

65

60

70

128

25,5

23,5

27,5

50,5

134

8-9Y

67,5

61,5

73

134

26,5

24,25

28,75

52,75

140

9-10Y

70

63

76

140

27,5

24,75

30

55

146

10-11Y

73

64

79

146

28,75

25,25

31

57,5

152

11-12Y

76

66

82

152

30

26

32,25

59,75

158

12-13Y

79

68

85

158

31

26,75

33,5

62,25

164

13-14Y

82

70

88

164

32,25

27,5

34,75

64,5

LADIES SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

AA

75

80

64

88

166

29,5

31,5

25,2

34,6

5 feet 5,5"

BB

79

84

68

92

167

31

33

26,8

36,2

5 feet 5,75"

CC

83

88

72

96

168

32,6

34,6

28,3

37,8

5 feet 6"

DD

87

92

76

100

169

34,2

36,2

29,9

39,4

5 feet 6,5"

EE

91

96

80

104

170

35,8

37,8

31,5

40,9

5 feet 7"

FF

95

100

84

108

171

37,4

39,4

33,1

42,5

5 feet 7,5"

GG

101

106

89

113

172

39,7

41,7

35

44,5

5 feet 8"

HH

107

112

94

118

172

42,1

44,1

37

46,5

5 feet 8"

II

113

118

99

123

172

44,5

46,5

39

48,4

5 feet 8"

JJ

119

124

104

128

172

46,8

48,8

40,9

50,4

5 feet 8"