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Gathering Up the Urban Tee

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Here's a little tutorial so you can create your own Ruffle Urban T-Shirt!

Pattern Work

Left Front
1. Add Hem Allowance, matching hem width on Right Front, approximately 1⅝".
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Right Front & Front Ruffle
2. Make Front Ruffle Pattern Piece

Starting with the Right Front, add ⅝" seam allowance to create new cutting line on left side.

Use neckline from Left & Right Front pattern pieces for Ruffle.

Create raw edge ruffle that extends from Shoulder to Lower Hem.

  •  Mark 3" from neckline/shoulder seam intersection. Mark 4" from Original Stitching Line along lower hemline.

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  •  To create the upper curve at shoulder using Variform Curve start at 10" down to 3".

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  • To create lower curve, flip the Variform Curve horizontally. Complete the raw edge.

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3. Complete Front Ruffle Pattern Piece

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4. Complete Front Ruffle Pattern Piece

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5. Add ⅝" seam allowance to the right of the Original Stitching Line on Right Front. Cut along new line.

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Cutting Out

Cut out Right Front, Left Front, Front Ruffle, Back, Sleeve.

Instructions

1. Baste wrong side of Front Ruffle to right side of Left Front.

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2. With right sides together, sew Front Ruffle/Left Front to Right Front. Stitch on top of previous stitching. Press to right side.

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3. Topstitch. Trim.
4. Create gathering along neckline and lower hem of Front Ruffle. Sew a running stitch along ⅝" seam line. Pull thread to gather.
5. Baste neckline of Front Ruffle to Left Front, stopping 2" down from shoulder.

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6. Baste lower hem of Front Ruffle to Left Front, stopping 2½" from Right Front seam.

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7. Finish Urban T-Shirt according to guidesheet.

  • Shoulder Seams
  • Side Seams
  • Sleeves

8. Leave neckline and hemline edges raw. To stabilize really stretchy knits, staystitch neckline and hemline.

I love the result! Thanks Linda W. for the inspiration!

Pair the Urban with the Trio Pants as shown below.

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Happy Sewing!

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