Miss Ruby Tuesday-Tuesday9:54 AM
I love some good alliteration, and what is better than Miss Ruby Tuesday-Tuesday. Nothing, because the 1 Puddle Lane Miss Ruby Tuesday is o...
I love some good alliteration, and what is better than Miss Ruby Tuesday-Tuesday. Nothing, because the 1 Puddle Lane Miss Ruby Tuesday is one of my favorite patterns right now. You can tell because I've already blogged it, twice.
Here. and Here.
But the pattern is so awesome it deserve ANOTHER look. (and probably another and another and maybe another. ;) )
So today I've got not 1 but 2 dresses for you. Yes 2.
Dress #1, in a beautiful Liverpool fabric from Urban Rag Trader. Before I talk about the dress, I want to talk about the fabric.
Now I admit I was really hesitant to buy fabric from them. It seemed too cheap. I was really worried the quality wouldn't be what I was hoping for. I'm so happy to say I was wrong. The fabric is beautiful and so well priced. When I ordered to test them out, I picked up a few liverpools, some jersey and a sweater knit. All have washed up well and worn beautifully. So #buyallthefabric.
Back to the dress. I REALLY wanted this fabric for a Miss Ruby Tuesday. However, this fabric really isn't meant for this pattern. I had plenty of horizontal stretch but not enough vertical. I even asked over at the 1pl studio facebook group. Ann advised me to extend the bodice some. I normally take fabric out of the length, so I THOUGHT that I'd just take less. I was wrong. :( I really did need to add about another 1/2" to the high bust. Darn. So my dress isn't perfect, but I learned a VERY important lesson. If you're going to do something with a fabric that ISN'T a recommended fabric, then be sure to muslin with a similar fabric first. Despite not having a perfect dress (do you see all the wrinkles everywhere?!), I'll probably still wear this. Its comfy and I just love the texture of the liverpool fabric.
Now of course now that I've got this hack under my belt, I want to go back and do the t-shirt hack, so I can then also make a cross over t-shirt because this pattern fits me like a glove. My whole summer wardrobe might be all Miss Ruby Tuesday. And that's alright with me. :)