Don’t you love to see finished examples of a pattern when it comes out? Well, here are some beautiful finished dresses from a group of women who stitched up Rue right before its release. It’s really fun to see different personal styles expressed with the same dress. Some have true vintage vibes, and others have a modern touch.
These talented bloggers stitched up Rue with very short notice—which makes me think they’re all actually sewing wizards—and shared their makes with us and on their blogs. So far, their pattern reviews and collected feedback have been extremely insightful. We’ve recently revamped our instructions and digital pattern formats, with new linked tutorials, A0-sized digital downloads, and a new layering feature to toggle sizes on and off, so you only print the sizes you need.
We’re super grateful for the time spent (and excellent fabric choices) on these dresses, as well as all the tips and tricks each blogger offered. Kate even had the brilliant idea to make your lining for Rue first, so you can practice sewing the seams and tucks before sewing your main fabric! Genius.
That’s enough chatting on our end, so let’s look at some pretty dresses!
See Rue in Action
Rue in Blue
These two ladies made some great fabric choices. Jen from Gingerella Handmade picked the sweetest heart chambray. Rachel from Rach Against the Sewing Machine accented her pretty floral print with white piping.
Rue in Red
Red is such a classic color, perfect for making a statement without using a print. Version 2 of Rue must resonate with the color red! You’ll find bold, red versions from Evolution of a Sewing Goddess and Piper Feeds the Dogs. So classy!
Vintage Touches on a Modern Dress
Rue is a return to Colette’s vintage roots, but it also compliments modern fabric choices. We’re using the Les Fleurs Collection by Rifle Paper Co. and Cotton+Steel for the Sewalong, and Natasha from The Confident Beginner had exactly the same idea! Gotta love that fabric.
Kate from Bombazine picked an incredibly beautiful border print silk lycra that left us all swooning.
Big print or small print?
Finding the perfect floral fabric is such a treat, and Rue looks especially great in florals. Fröebelina (in German here) chose a big, modern floral print and discovered a love for piping, and Trish from Trish Stitched picked a pop of color for her piping, to compliment the little flowers on her dress. Looking fabulous, ladies.
Thank you all for sharing your Rues! We’re in the middle of the Rue Sewalong right now, but it’s not too late to join and get step-by-step tips for sewing Rue.
How will you wear your Rue? Do you have fabric picked out yet? Share your ideas below!