RUSHCUTTER DRESS SEWING PATTERN
Pattern: Rushcutter Dress by In The Folds
Thoughts on pattern:
This was my first time working with In the Folds patterns, and I absolutely adored it! Everything was perfection. The fit, the instructions, the details, just yessssss. I would absolutely 100% purchase another pattern from them. I particularly loved the construction of the sleeves and neckline onto the body of the dress. It was unlike any pattern I have ever worked with before, and it came together flawlessly. I also loved that they told me how tall the dress pattern was drafted for, so I knew going into the creation of this dress that more than likely I would need to remove inches from the hem and sleeves – which took out the guesswork and self drafting. Of course I still waited until the end to do this, it was nice knowing it was more than likely bound to happen.
Thoughts on the sewing kit:
I know I am probably one of the last to jump on the sewing pattern kit bandwagon, as I simply like to shop for my own fabric. But this particular dress kit pattern popped up in my Instagram feed (sponsored I assume?), and I loved everything about it. I simply wanted this dress in this fabric in my closet. I definitely had sticker shock though upon purchase. That being said, I definitely love my new dress. I got exactly what I purchased. There was literally not an ounce of leftover fabric to spare, so I had to make sure my pattern cutting was on point. The only thing that annoyed me was when the pattern called for bias tape. I thought pattern kits were supposed to include everything the pattern required, and this one did not include the bias tape needed for the neckline…nor was there enough left over fabric to draft some from leftover. I was lucky to have some black bias tape in my stash. But I was definitely annoyed when I came to that point in the instructions and found I did not have everything I needed in my kit. That aside though, I love the dress – I love the fabric they offered it in – and I am very happy with the end results. For my first toe-dip into sewing kits, this was a success.
Techniques This Pattern Can Teach You:
- Perfect invisible zipper installation
- A cool yoke / neckline and sleeve technique
- Understitching necklines and seams
- Facing for hems (a technique I particularly loved for deep curved hemlines)
*And of course other basic sewing essentials – these were simply the ones that go beyond the basics IMO.