For recommended fabrics, and other details, please see the Ruth pattern page.
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This month’s bonus variation turns the Ruth dress into a top, with the addition of a peplum and waist ties that attach at the side seam.
A straight skirt and a notched collar are the kind of details that you'll find on a classic dress pattern.
The Ruth dress has a relaxed fit at the bust and sleeves, with a low-cut neckline and waist darts. A 1/2” tie and a snap secure the left bodice to the right side seam, and the straight skirt hits below the knee. Sew this dress in your favorite lightweight or medium-weight wovens, such as lawn, linen, double gauze, or rayon.
Ionna is wearing a size 16 Ruth dress taken in 1” at the bust, 1 1/2” added to the waist, and 3” added to the hip. She is 5’10” and her measurements are 43 1/2”, 37 3/4”, and 49”.