Ruched princess seam pattern hack

Ruched princess seam pattern drafting tutorial from Charm Patterns

I’m excited to share the final pattern hack of the year for you! This tutorial will show you how to add ruching to any princess seamed bodice, using the Maria Dress as an example.

The Maria Dress is the perfect starting place for this pattern hack, but this technique will also work for nearly any princess seamed garment, even the Princess Coat or Wanda Skirt! And if you really want to get creative, you can also use this ruching technique on one or both sides of a dart, as well.

Don’t be intimidated! Pattern drafting is surprisingly fun and opens up a world of possibilities. As the last in this year’s pattern-hacking series, this tutorial and the companion video covers everything you need to know.


This pattern was originally published on Patreon on December 27, 2023.

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