The Miss Ruby Tuesday dress has been my all time favourite pattern and a best seller and I’ve done a few hack tutorials before – CLICK HERE – and I’d love to do another hack tutorial for you again.
A beautiful customer of mine, Christina, made the hoodie hack and shared it in my sewing group and it looks fantastic.
Below are the details on how to alter the size medium MRT pattern. If you are not a medium you can try alter it to your measurements or you can wait till I bring out the new Add-On pattern that will have a cowl neck option.
HOODIE HACK PATTERN
Make the Hoodie pattern as shown above. Cut our 2 pair. It can be cut in the same fabric or a contrast fabric.
Step 1: With right sides together pin and sew the CB of the hoodie together 1cm.
Step 2: With right sides together pin and sew the front of the hoodie together 1cm. Top stitch the front of the hoodie on right side of the fabric 6mm (1/4″) in from the edge..
Step 3: With right sides together pin the CB of the hoodie to the CB of the bodice. Pin the shoulder seams to the shoulder notch of the hoodie. Overlap the CF of the hoodie and pin to the CF of the bodice. Sew a 1cm seam and overlock. Top stitch on the right side of the bodice 6mm (1/4″) from the neck seam making sure you catch the seam underneath.
COWL COLLAR HACK
The Cowl Collar pattern above is for the high front and back neckline. You can do a Cowl Collar for the high back, scoop front and vice versa you just need to alter the front or back neckline measurement on the Cowl Collar pattern to match. This pattern is for size medium but I will be releasing an Add-On pack for the Cowl Collars and Hoodie pattern soon.
Step 1: Sew the CB seam with 1cm seam allowance. Press seam open.
Step 2: Hem the outside edge of the collar. You can do a rolled hem or double turn over hem.
Step 3: Make sure you have marked the CF and shoulder notches on the collar.
Step 4: With right side of collar pin the CF’s, shoulders and CB’s to the WRONG side of the bodice. Sew a 1cm seam. Overlock seam optional.
NO WAIST SEAM MRT HACK
- You can do the following alterations to any size.
Step 1: Line up the front bodice and skirt making sure the side seam peak meets up with the waist of the bodice. Tape the patterns to a large piece of paper.
Step 2: Connect the bodice and skirt by ruling a line down the side seam and then curve out to the skirt side seam down to the hem.
Step 3: Mark the CF, grain line, size and cutting instructions & notches. Your front MRT dress hack is now complete.
Step 1: Follow Steps 1 and 2 of the Front Dress.
Step 2: Now measure out 1cm at the back neck and rule down to nothing at the waist. Measure out 1 cm at the hem CB and rule up to nothing at the waist. This is now your CB seam.
WHY HAVE A CB SEAM?
This is always a good idea to shape the back into your waist and it is also easy to do a Sway Back Adjustment on the pattern.
Step 3: Mark your grain line, size, cutting instructions and notches. Your back MRT dress hack is complete.
I hope you enjoyed this hack. Don’t worry if you can’t follow it as I’ll be bringing out an Hoodie & Cowl Collar Hack really soon.