This is the first in a series of Pattern Hacks for my new pattern – Miss Ruby Tuesday Dress – you’ll learn how to adapt your bodice to a Cross Over bodice.
This feature is particularly good if you are breast feeding. But it’s also a lovely feature to bring attention to the bodice area – if you have big boobs or small, it doesn’t matter. It’s a beautiful feminine feature to add to your dress pattern.
The VERY first thing you need to do is to make sure you have done a Toile (mock up) of the MRT (Miss Ruby Tuesday) pattern to see that it fits perfectly on you. This step is important because if your base pattern isn’t a good fit then the pattern hack won’t be either.
A good place to start to get ideas for a particular style you’d like to create is to GOOGLE images. For this particular lesson I googled – Cross Over Dresses – and I came up with this:
It’s amazing what you can find on Google.
I have 2 more Miss Ruby Tuesday Pattern Hacks:
- Pattern Hack #2 – Cross Over Bodice with waist tucks
- Pattern Hack #3 – Cross Over Bodice without tucks
The possibilities are endless. Is there nothing this pattern can’t do?
Ok, now you get the idea of what’s possible I’ll show you how to turn the MRT pattern into a basic T-Shirt top.
First you’ll need your MRT pattern.
Step 1 –
Step 2 –
Transfer your bodice front pattern to paper and continue the CF line down by about 20″.
For other Pattern Hacks for the MRT dress –
Pattern Hack #2
Pattern Hack #3