Ruby with a Ruffle
Here’s my final sew for 2016 – a ruffled Ruby. Inspiration for this dress came via something similar I saw in a shop. Ok, it’s basically a direct copy. Also, dead easy and supremely comfortable.
Whilst I normally have a solid aversion to this chambray shade of blue, the inspiration dress was a light blue and when I tried it on, I didn’t feel like I was wearing my school uniform at all. Funny that.
So here are the details. The fabric is our Bleached Chambray. I used our Ruby Dress pattern and shortened it by 3cm. The gathered ruffle is made up of two pieces (front and back), each measuring 140cm x 32cm. And because any option to avoid hemming is always a good one (and also inspired by this modified Ruby), I used the lovely fringed selvedge at the bottom of the hem.
I’m 160cm (5′ 3″), so keep this in mind if you’re taller/shorter and want to end up with a similarly finished length.
Because not having them would’ve just made me sad, I added pockets with some stashed Liberty on one side. I deliberately positioned them a bit lower so that when I put my hands in them, I don’t get any pocket drag.