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robert with curved hem

We love sewing for our kids, but as they age it can be tricky. Use this tutorial to add length and a curved hem to the Robert shirt and he will love wearing this shirt until he trades his legos in for video games.


Children’s Corner Robert pattern
Tracing Paper
French Curve (if available, this tool helps achieve a smooth, professional curve)

Cutting Instructions

1. Trace the Robert shirt front and back leaving several inches of tracing paper at the bottom of each pattern piece.

2. Extend the length of the shirt front at the facing.

Robert curved hem - chart
3. Draw the new bottom of the shirt front with a straight line 1/3 of the way across + 2”. You will then begin to curve up towards the original side seam. Level off the top of the curve so the line is almost straight again at the side seam.

Robert curved hem - diagram

4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the back shirt.


Follow Robert construction directions and for hem press the edge up 1/8” then 1/8” again. Topstitch the hem.

Instructions by
Susan Whitman
Download the printable pdf instrucitons here: 

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