March 28, 2018

I have been wanting to create this hack every since I saw a similar ready-to-wear one last summer. It’s pretty much the boho Roscoe dress of my dreams. I don’t really know where I am actually going to wear it. It’s a statement piece for sure, but I am excited to figure that out.

This is a pretty straight forward hack. I knew that there was going to be a lot of volume by the time I added an extra ruffle, so I decided to go down two sizes for a bit slimmer fit in the top. I am petite so I didn’t want it to overwhelm me. The Roscoe has a lot of ease in it. Even two sizes down, I still have plenty of room.

I also lengthened the sleeves. I loved how it worked for my Roscoe blouse earlier in the month so I thought I would try it again. All I did was lengthen the sleeves by 4-5 inches, straightened the bottom, and added an elastic casing. I like it be about 1 inch longer than my wrist to give a bit of billowing.

Other than that, the only change I made was to add an extra ruffle to the bottom of View C. I made sure to cut the bottom ruffle wider than the first ruffle so that it could be gathered onto the first one. I didn’t worry too much about the ruffles being the same length, I just added it and then hemmed the last ruffle once I was all done. I made sure to hem it short enough that I could wear this dress with heels or flat sandals to dress it down a bit.

I used two coordinating rayon crepe prints that I bought in a bundle off of etsy. It has a black background with cinnamon colored geometric shapes. I love how using the two different prints really highlighted the design lines. It would be fun to make it again with different stripes and also play with the direction of the stripes.

That’s it. Really easy hack with dramatic results. This might just be my new favorite dress. Secret pajamas for sure.

Just reminder that Roscoe Month is almost over. Use the code ROSCOEMONTH for a discount on both the pdf and paper versions of this pattern through the end of March.

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  • Reply Teri March 28, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    This dress is so gorgeous, Kelli! I love it inter maxi length and the two prints look perfect together. I hope you’re able to find lots of occasions to wear it!

    • Reply True Bias March 28, 2018 at 5:43 PM

      Thank you! I think I need to create some occassions because I want to wear it now!

  • Reply Natasha March 28, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    It’s beautiful. I love this version.

    • Reply True Bias March 28, 2018 at 5:43 PM

      Thank you so much Natasha!

  • Reply Whitney March 28, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    This is superb! How do you think the sleeves would work out lengthened and then gathered onto a narrow cuff with a tower placket? I’m not hugely a fan of elastic in sleeves…

    • Reply True Bias March 28, 2018 at 9:33 PM

      I think that would be amazing! and very dramatic.

  • Reply Alie March 29, 2018 at 8:11 AM

    Beautiful! This post inspired me to buy the pattern! Do you think it would work as a maxi if I simply lengthened without the ruffle at the end? I am a newish sewer and still learning about pattern hacks 🙂
    How much yardage did the hack roughly take? Time to go searching in the stash!

  • Reply Erika Otter April 8, 2018 at 11:58 AM

    Can’t believe no one has asked yet – who was the etsy seller? That dress is gorgeous!!

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