Author: Beth Woodhauson

Miss Ruby Tuesday sewalong – Hacks with Christina Matthewson

Hi I’m Christina from Little Pickers and I’m addicted to making Miss Ruby Tuesday (MRT) dresses, a pattern from 1 Puddle Lane… To date, I have made myself over 40 variations of the MRT!! I recently had an awesome idea to use the front cross over bodice (from the bodice add on pack) to create a gorgeous back feature on a MRT and it worked!! I decided that this had to be shared, so that more people could create them. I have added lots of photos to help you make one of too! I hope you can understand them...

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Miss Ruby Tuesday sewalong – grading up and down the sizes

The Miss Ruby Tuesday (MRT) pattern covers sizes xxs- 6xl (30-54 inch bust), and the add on pack goes to 3xl (30-46 inch bust). This post will teach you how to grade the pattern up or down two sizes (which is four inches), but you can go beyond that, if you wish. Let’s get started! The same method shown here can be used to grade up and down most patterns. All patterns are not created equal, and if your pattern doesn’t have consistent grading between sizes, you won’t be able extend the sizing easily. To check if your pattern...

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Miss Ruby Tuesday sewalong – getting started

The Miss Ruby Tuesday dress is a fantastically versatile knit ladies dress pattern. This post will feature some of the basics we need to go to get started on your Miss Ruby Tuesday (MRT) The MRT dress pattern covers sizes 2xs – 6xl (77cm/30” to 137cm/54” bust). If you’re outside of those size ranges, never fear, there will be a blog post coming up shortly to help you grade up or down the sizes! The MRT pattern has some very useful tips for sewing with knit fabrics, and has ver clear diagrams for adding and removing length to all options. And speaking of options, oh my, there are options! There are six different necklines, and each front pattern piece can be match with any back bodice piece! You can choose from vee, scoop and boat neck and switch them up as much as you like. There are also sleeve options to choose from! There is sleeveless, cap, short, elbow, three quarter, and long sleeve options. As if that hat wasn’t enough options, you also get to choose between a half circle skirt or peplum, and a gathered skirt or peplum! And then there is the add on packs. Oh, the add on packs are wonderful too. They turn the MRT into the only knit dress pattern you’ll ever need. I’ll let the pictures do the talking here.     Ok, so...

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Miss Ruby Tuesday Sew Along!!

I am overjoyed to announce that we will be partnering with One Puddle Lane and Lush Fabrics Australia to bring you another great sewalong! As usual, it will be self paced sewalong. Participants can feel free to post in the group as often as they like, using the hashtag #MRTSEWALONG so we can all keep track. Final garment pictures need to be submitted to the album in the group for judging.   We are going to be using the Miss Ruby Tuesday dress pattern from One Puddle Lane (1PL). The Miss Ruby Tuesday is a fantastically versatile knit dress...

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New Years Re-sew-lutions

About this time last year I set myself some sewing goals to accomplish. My goals were to sew my daughters size two wardrobe and to conquer knit fabrics. I mostly achieved my daughters wardrobe! I made all of her size two clothes, except for a few bonds zippys, some Kmart leggings, underwear and some cheap tshirts for when I was learning how to use my Silhouette Cameo 3 (who wants to spend all that time making a tshirt then ruin them with dodgy vinyl!?) My second goal was much more achieveable. I had worked with knit fabric a little in...

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