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Ruthie with Lengthened Bodice

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

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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Pattern: Ruthie, View B Fabric: Swiss Dot Navy Piping: Solid Navy

Buttons: 1/2" Navy

*Available at while supplies last.


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


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.

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

Click the printer icon below for printable version.


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