Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On (1 Puddle Lane)

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.

Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On Bodice Options

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.

Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On Crossover Bodice

And a gratuitous twirling shot to show you how awesome the full skirt is!

Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On Twirl

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.

Miss Ruby Tuesday Add-On Skirt Options

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…


Possible combinations

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.

If you enjoy sewing for yourself, please also come and join the Selfish Sewing (Not Sew Selfish) group on Facebook or follow Not Sew Selfish on Instagram or Facebook.

Happy sewing, and I hope you get as much pleasure from the MRT and add-on pattern as I have.

Comments 56

  1. I can’t wait to make the crossover top with the straight skirt with drape. Really great additions.

  2. I’ve got the original MRT and had followed the hacks on the site to make the cross over. My next would definitely be the crossover with a-line skirt.

  3. I like the hi/ low skirt with top letter c. It look like it will be comfortable to wear on warm day to college classes. I would have a one-of-a-kind dress.

  4. I am so hanging out for this!!!!! I am a big fan of flutter sleeves to cover beefy arms!!!

    I wpuld do flutter sleeves, corssover bodice and maxi skirt

  5. So hard to choose just one! I’m keen to make the cross over with tucks bodice with the A-line skirt knee length with pockets

  6. I’m so excited about this add-on simply because this is the only dress pattern that flatters my body shape, easy to see up and the combos are endless!! I’m not a dress girl but have been converted thanks to the MRT. I’m dying to sew up the crossover sidetuck!

  7. Oh you look FAB Lisa!!
    I’d love to make the gathered crossover with elbow sleeves and 1/2 circle skirt!!

  8. I just love MRT have a few in my wardrobe. So many option which is fabulous, but I think the simple cross over, 3/4 sleeve with the straight skirt with pockets. Then the drape front skirt. Just need some soft DBP for it! I’ll make them all for sureπŸ˜€

  9. I would love to try the crossover with a tie back. Love that idea!!! I can’t wait for the release!!!

  10. I can’t wait to make the cross over bodice with the hi lo skirt, might even get away with wearing it to my sister’s wedding in April (I have some beautiful bamboo lycra put away waiting for this!). Love the MRT, so many new options!

  11. The very first (of many) I’m going to make is the crossover with side tucks bodice, elbow length sleeves and 1/2 circle skirt ❀

  12. I would like to do the crossover with waist tuck plus sleeves with a maxi skirt. I also want to do a shirt sleeve scoop neckwith skater skirt. I am SO excited about this pattern. I have the fabric sitting in my stash waiting.

  13. So many choices! I think i would have to try D bodice with elbow sleeves and B maxi or knee length skirt 😊

  14. I will make the cross over with side tucks and flutter sleeve into a peplum top for work! Can’t wait!

  15. I like the idea of the cross over with the elbow sleeves and the half circle skirt.

  16. I’ve tried the regular crossover version before so would like to try the crossover with waist tucks with a skater skirt! Can’t wait for this add-on pack as the crossover is perfect for breastfeeding. πŸ™‚

  17. I still have not purchased the MRI and want to do so. I would like the first try the maxi skirt and cross over bodice. Not sure yet if I want sleeveless or short sleeves

  18. Hubby is bringing me back some gorgeous knit fabric all the way from the USA this weekend… I’d love to make myself a dress that would work over stockings as it cools here in Australia. So cross-over with long sleeves, and the straight skirt for me!

  19. Hmmmm…I think I’d try the drape front skirt on a sleeveless top…so versatile.
    You look great Lisa!

  20. I love the original so much choosing the next would be difficult but probably the A-line since it can get pretty windy here even for a half circle lol ask me how I know

  21. Cross over with waist tucks over the straight skirt with draped front.
    You look amazing Lisa, as always!

  22. I can’t wait to make the crossover with side tucks, a line skirt. This is an all in one pattern – I’m not sure if need to buy another dress pattern again!!

  23. Love your versions!

    I can’t wait to try the cap sleeve, crossover bodice with straight skirt. Having trouble visualizing it, but I like all the components so why not ? 😁

  24. Need to start planning for the colder months so 3/4 sleeves crossover bodice and a pleated skirt πŸ™‚

  25. Oooooh, so many options! My first (of many) will be a waistband bodice with flutter sleeves and maxi length a-line skirt.

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    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and excitement about this pattern. I will be drawing a winner from all the comments above this one.

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    Congratulations Tibeca, random comment number chosen was #4 so you are our winnner 😊

  28. I love the new crossover bodice with the side tucks and the flutter sleeves. The straight skirt too!

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