Repeat offender

Repeat offender


One Ruby Dress in my wardrobe this summer just wasn’t enough.  I do like to re-use my patterns.  Does that make me a pattern repeat offender?

Even though this dress looking very ‘grassy’ in full sunshine photo above, I’m fondly calling it my high viz version…


Ruby Dress number two has been sewn up in a rather bright linen/viscose blend that I brought at Tessuti during their summer sale.  My thoughts went something like this… 30% off $15 a metre…. that’s $10.50 a metre… nice weight and drape… not sheer… oh yes, I’ll have some of that!


To break up the high viz fabric, I bound the neckline with a lovely printed cotton from The Cloth Shop.  It was one of those happy accidents when the fabrics were placed near each other and my creative juices took over.

Do you recognise the binding fabric?  The orange colourway can be seen here.  The remainder of the green poppies fabric has been made into a top.  Here’s a sneak peek…  I’ll share more soon.  I promise.


Like my previous Ruby’s, I top-stitched the opening at the back.  The binding was added to the wrong side of the garment, I turned to it to the right side and then top-stitched it down.


I’m very pleased with my bright, happy, and easy to wear summer frock.  I’ll definitely be standing out in a crowd in this one!


Pattern:  Tessuti’s Ruby Top/Dress
Size: 10
Fabric:  Linen/viscose blend from Tessuti & printed cotton from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  None
Accessories:   Bangle by Sonia Rykel (brought here) & shoes from Zomp.


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