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EASY Bubblegum Modification!

Noémie Zicat

The Bubblegum is a basic pattern that is fun to modify! Here I suggest you add a ruffle to your sleeves to completely change the look of the t-shirt!

Step 1:

Remove a few inches from your sleeve. To do this, refer to the table below.

Age Remove from sleeve Flounce without hem or rolled hem (2x)
12 months 2.4cm 39.6 x 4.4cm
18 months 2.5cm 41.8 x 4.5cm
2 years 2.6cm 44.2 x 4.6cm
3 years 2.7cm 46.5 x 4.7cm
4 years 2.8cm 48.8 x 4.8cm
5 years 3.0cm 51.0 x 5.0cm
6 years 3.1cm 21" x 2"
7 years 3.2cm 55.6 x 5.2cm
8 years 3.3cm 57.9 x 5.3cm
10 years 3.4cm 60.2 x 5.4cm
12 years 3.5cm 62.4 x 5.5cm

2nd step:

Cut 2 strips to make your ruffles, relying on the measurements in the table above. ATTENTION! Ruffles pictured do not have hems, but may have a rolled hem. To add another type of hem, you will simply need to plan it by cutting your strips and adding the amount of fabric that will be folded to create the hem.

Step 3: Follow the Bubblegum pattern instructions up to and including step 3.

Step 4: Gather the ruffles and adjust the length to that of the edge of the sleeves.

Step 5: Sew the ruffles to the edges of the sleeves. Topstitch (optional).

Step 6: Continue pattern instructions from step 4.

Step 7 (optional): Hemming.

And There you go! Have fun playing around with different strip lengths if you feel like it! The possibilities are endless! :)

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