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Ruthie with Lengthened Bodice

Take our classic button down the front Ruthie dress and lengthen the bodice to achieve an entirely new and darling look.

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Children’s Corner Ruthie (revised and released in July 2021)
Tissue Paper


1. Trace the front and back bodice (View B) using tracing paper.

2. Using the table below, measure down from the bottom of the bodice and redraw a straight line for the waist cutting line.Ruthie_bodicechart
3. Adjust the length of the skirt piece by subtracting the same amount added to the bodice.

4. This is your new bodice, construct dress according to instructions.

Adaptation by
Cathy Jones

Download the printable pdf instructions here: 

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