Have you been following the Rushbrook Pattern Tour? Today is my turn to share what I’ve made. 😊
Laura’s patterns aren’t new to me, so it was no surprise to confirm that it was another great pattern. The Rushbrook is available as a dress or as a top, with a button placket and several options, like a placket ruffle, flutter sleeves and hem ruffle, from sizes 12 months to 12 years.
I decided to make the dress option for M, as I knew she would like the racer back and I was right, she was very happy with her new dress. The pattern recommends to choose the size according to the child’s height and chest measurements and although M is a size 5 (chest), I opted to make a size 6 with the length of a size 7 plus 1cm, that corresponds to her height. The pattern even includes instructions to adjust sizes, if needed.
As you are aware of my love for ruffles, I had to include some, so I opted for the ruffle placket and flutter sleeves and I like how it worked with these fabrics.
The finishing in this dress is spotless, you could, almost, wear it inside out. The instructions include French seams, bias binding and hem facing (optional). How lovely does this hem looks?!
The main fabric used for this dress is from here, bought some time ago already and was intended for me. I don’t know if it’s correct to call it a double gauze, but if not, is very similar. It’s organic cotton, light and soft and I really like the colour… but I used it for M… Well, I do like how it looks and how it worked, just like I had imagined it would, so I really don’t mind. Also, it gives me a great excuse to buy more, right? For the placket and flutter sleeves I’ve used a swiss dot cotton.
This pattern is great to add some details, even if the details are not visible, like the hem or bias biding, where I’ve used a Liberty print or the upper pocket piece, where I’ve used the “wrong side” of the fabric.
Although this pattern is perfect for summer, I’m sure it will work just as fine during Autumn with a tee underneath and a cardigan.
The construction of the dress went smoothly, everything matched perfectly and the instructions are great and very detailed. I particularly liked that all the preparation steps were at the beginning, so that when the sewing actually took place it was a breeze. Also, there is something that might not look very important for some, but if you are like me, it will save you some time. That’s the information, in each page, with the right side/wrong side of fabric.
Thank you so much Laura, for having me on the Tour and in such great company. Don’t forget to check this ladies’ posts as I’m sure there will be plenty inspiration.