Ruby Tester Roundup

Now that my Ruby Dress & Top pattern is out, I want to say a big THANK YOU to the people who tested the pattern before we released it to the masses! This group of gifted ladies sewed up a batch of Rubies with impressive speed: we emailed them the test pattern on a Friday morning, and by Sunday evening, they’d started sending photos and feedback. Wow!

It’s essential to see how the pattern works up in different sizes, how it works for different body types. Getting feedback about the instructions and fit helps us make sure all the pattern pieces are just right in each size, so we really appreciate the hard work these ladies put into testing Ruby out for us.

Venus made hers out of Kaffe Fasset shot cotton; that fabric is perfect.

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Photo via flickr.

Kelly blogged about her dress here.

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photo via flickr

I love Ruby with a belt! These two belted versions from Rachel and Caila look fab:

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Above: Left, Right

Brooke blogged about her top here.

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photo via flickr

Jess’s big sister stole one of her Rubies, and you can read about it here. Love the belt she made too!!

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photo via flickr

Clover made these two lovely versions:

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Above Left: Ruby Dress, Right: Ruby Pattern Test

I love Jenn‘s choice of color combos for her dress and top:

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Above: Left, Right.

Elaine (she blogs over at Dashasel Sews) made a dress first, and then decided she like the top version! I love seeing the two side by side.

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If you still need the Ruby Dress & Top pattern, you can find it HERE! This pattern sews up so very quickly, and we already have a few photos in the Ruby Flickr photo pool. Please add your own so we can all admire!

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11 thoughts on “Ruby Tester Roundup

  1. Cute dress! I have to say though, I recognize my friend Rachel in the one one labeled Jenn up top ;). I love your patterns, I’ve made two washi dresses and have plans for more! I think I’ll try a Ruby top too! Keep up the great patterns:)

    • we are working on two fall patterns that have sleeves; so once those are out I’ll definitely do a tutorial on that. In the meantime, there’s really no reason you couldn’t try it with a sleeve of your own — you just need to check that the armhole and top of the sleeve are the same length, or gather the top of the sleeve a bit if it’s too long.

  2. Yup, there’s a link to my blog A Jennuine Life under Rachel’s pic. I did test the pattern and love her version! My flickr pics are a few rows below.

  3. I really love this top! Because I’m hard to fit, I chose to do a muslin dry run on the top. I found that the XXL was too small in the bust and around the tummy. Not a problem, though. This pattern is written so simply that it is very easy to grade. Luckily, I needed to only add bout 1″ total to get it to fit nicely. Thanks for a great pattern and a fun, easy, sweet little top.

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