I’m pretty excited about this … there are now all sorts of new options for one of my all time favourite dress patterns – Miss Ruby Tuesday by 1 Puddle Lane.
Read on to find out more about the Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On Pattern, and for your chance to
win it before you can buy it!
The original pattern…
If you’re not already familiar with the Miss Ruby Tuesday pattern, let me introduce you. This a women’s skater dress pattern for stretch knits, by Australian designer 1 Puddle Lane, known by its many fans as the “MRT”.
I’m a big fan of this dress – it’s quick and easy to make, flattering and comfortable to wear, and my go to pattern when I buy 2 yards of any kind of stretch knit I love.
I also love it for the variety of looks I can create – day or night, work or play. It comes with 5 neckline options, 7 sleeve options, a 1/2 circle skater skirt or gathered skirt, and peplum skirt options. I have several versions in my wardrobe – here are a couple of my favourites – the sleeveless scoop neck skater dress, and the cap sleeve peplum top.
Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On Pattern
Here’s where it gets even more exciting… the add-on pattern gives you new skirt and bodice options that you can mix and match with the original pattern pieces to create even more different looks.
Let’s look at the bodices first.
This is all about the crossover bodice, and you’ve really got everything you need here to do it in the way that suits you – a simple crossover, a crossover with side or waist tucks, and optional waistband and tie options. One of the bodice options here is a simple waistband add on to the plain bodice, so you can create a belted dress look.
You’ll also notice another sleeve option has snuck in there with the bodices – a flutter sleeve.
I’ve made option A – the simple crossover, mixed with the elbow sleeves and 1/2 circle skater skirt from the original pattern. I’ve used a beautiful floral double brushed poly from Purpleseamstress Fabric, which has a lovely drape for the skater skirt.
And a gratuitous twirling shot to show you how awesome the full skirt is!
As much as I love the 1/2 circle skirt, there are now 6 more skirt options to play with – a straight skirt with optional drape front, a-line skirt in knee or maxi length with optional pockets and optional front inverted pleat, a high-lo 1/2 circle skirt, and a pleated skirt.
Here’s my version of the a-line knee length skirt – again with the simple crossover bodice from the add-on pattern, but this time using the cap sleeve option. I’ve used a contrast for the binding around the neck and sleeves here for another different look. I’ve made this using a thick cotton lycra from Smoogie Fabric & Designs, which sits out a little more, rather than draping, but i think this works quite well for the a-line style.
So, now with the original and add on patterns, you have…
No wonder I ran out of time in testing to make as many as I wanted to make! I think the maxi skirt version is next on my list.
So, where are you going to start? Which bodice or skirt option are you most excited about?
For your chance to win a copy of the Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On Pattern before you can buy it, simply leave a comment here saying which combination you want to make first.
The winner will be drawn randomly from comments made before 1pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST) on Wednesday 15th March 2017. (This giveaway is just for the add-on pattern, so to get the full range of options, you’ll need to work with your own copy of the original Miss Ruby Tuesday pattern, available here).
The winner will be contacted by email, and also announced in the 1 Puddle Lane Sewing and Pattern Studio Facebook Group. Join this group to be the first to get the information about the pattern release.
Have a look at the blog post on the 1 Puddle Lane website for more tester photos and details of what’s included in the add-on pattern, and fabric requirements.
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Happy sewing, and I hope you get as much pleasure from the MRT and add-on pattern as I have.