I first saw the ‘Ruby Dress’ on Facebook when Love Sewing magazine offered it for free with their latest magazine. The pattern is by Simple Sew. Designed for woven cottons, back zipper, facings, darts, circle skirt, V back.
It all looked great on paper…BUT I sewed up the dress to my measurements – clean size 10 (waist and chest).
- The dress does not sit right.
- The chest looks awkward and too big.
- The chest up has too much fabric.
- The armholes don’t sit flash – they gape in the front a little
I do like this pattern but I need to try to fix it. I could try the next one out with a full lining instead of facings… That might help! I will report back if the next one turns out better.