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High Low Ruffle Tunic Top sz 3 to 14 (Basic Tee Pattern hack)

How to make a high low shirt: make this adorable High Low Ruffle Tunic Top using my free Basic T-shirt Pattern (which now goes up to size 14) or using your own favorite t-shirt pattern!

How to sew a High Low Ruffle Tunic Top (free pattern, girls size 3 to 14)

Good news, everyone!  I’ve just finished adding the size 14 to my Basic T-Shirt Pattern and to celebrate, I’m sharing this adorable High Low Ruffle Tunic Top tutorial.  The tutorial shows you the process of what changes to make to the t-shirt pattern to make a high low top with a ruffle.

I’ve had the next size for this t-shirt ready to go since early December (when I did the cold shoulder top tutorial.) I’m not sure what my hold up was on getting this posted, but I’ve now got the additional size added to the pattern and it’s live and ready to be downloaded on the original pattern page.

Get it here.

How to sew a high low top: High Low Ruffle Tunic Top (free pattern, girls size 3 to 14)

My lil’ missy was quite the sport for this little modeling session, she got up and got ready at for me 7 am on a Saturday morning in order to help me get these photos done.  (Hubby and I were heading out of town on a quick trip and I knew if we didn’t get the pictures done before I left, there would be another week’s delay.  So please pardon her frowns and puffy sleep-filled eyes, she was actually happy to model and pose but was still a bit sleepy and I was rushing it, lol!)  I do pay her to work for me and this girl likes watching her bank account grow!

How to sew a high low top: High-Low Ruffle Tunic (free pattern, girls size 3 to 14)

My basic T-shirt Pattern has about 2 inches of wearing ease throughout the chest and hip (in all sizes, based on the standard size chart found on this website). 

Neither my daughter nor I like shirts that are too clingy.  That’s why you will find a lot of built-in ease in my patterns, but if your lil miss is on the slim side, you can always take this sides in a bit for a slimmer fit. 

That’s the great thing about sewing your own clothing items, you can take a basic pattern and customize it for a perfect fit based on your body type!

What we love about this High Low Ruffle Tunic, (other than the yummy fabric- which is a silky, stretchy rayon jersey blend that is now sold out, though you can find similar fabrics here) is the swingy-ness of the high low ruffle and the trendy 3/4 sleeves.  (My basic t-shirt pattern includes cut lines for short and 3/4 sleeves.)

How to sew a high low top: High-Low Ruffle Tunic (free pattern, girls size 3 to 14)

In the tutorial on the next page, I’ll show you the exact adjustments you need to make to a t-shirt pattern to get this look.

how to make a high low top

She loved this little top so much and was begging to wear it to church on Sunday.  (The kids were staying with friends while we went out of town on a “special mission” of which I will share the details on later… )

free high low top pattern

Ready to make your own version of this High Low Ruffle Tunic?

Head over to page 2 for the High Low Ruffle Tunic Sewing instructions!

Or if you just want to download the t-shirt pattern go here.

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