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All About the Ruth Dress


Everything you need to know about the Ruth dress.

All About the Ruth Dress



Build Your Wardrobe with the Ruth Dress

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”.


Tutorials to Build Your Skills

Here are some tutorials that will help you sew the Ruth dress.

  • How to Sew a Perfect Point: David Page Coffin shows you how to get the perfect point for your collar.
  • Installing a Sleeve: Seamwork members can access this tutorial in our Resource Center that shows you how to install a sleeve, step-by-step.
  • How to Sew a Dart: You’ll find this video for sewing darts in our Resource Center.

Learn How to Customize the Ruth Dress

Wondering what to pair with the Ruth dress? Get inspired by Seamwork Style.

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.

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Shop for Fabric

Love the samples in this month’s issue? Here is where we sourced the fabric:

This charcoal sueded silk was purchased locally. Here is a similar fabric.

This brown striped cotton rayon was purchased locally. Here is a similar fabric.

Get the Perfect Fit

Ruth pattern details



Sizes 0 – 16

About the fit

The Ruth dress is loose-fitted in the bust and fitted in the waist and hips.


Sizes 18 – 26


About the fit

The Ruth dress is loose-fitted in the bust and fitted in the waist and hips.

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