Ruthie Smocked Add-on - Video Lesson
Smocked Ruthie is an Add-On pattern which includes instruction on how to smock the front and back skirts. Additionally, the pattern includes a classic banded puff sleeve and ruffle collar. This video shows step by step the construction of this new dress. The Smocked Ruthie Add-On pattern is included with this video lesson product and truly comes to life in this video. Inspired by our classic Bessie pattern, the Smocked Ruthie is a style that endures.
This video lesson includes:
- On-Demand Video sewing the smocked version of Ruthie from start to finish
- Digital Download Pattern of the Smocked Ruthie Add-on (Ruthie sold separately)
PDF document with helpful information and the timestamp for each section
Pattern: Smocked Ruthie Add-On
Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Teacher: Susan Whitman
Difficulty Rating: Expert - 4 Thimbles
Children’s Corner Ruthie (sold separately)
Children’s Corner Smocked Ruthie Add-on (included with this product)
Fabric – dress and lining
Basic sewing supplies
Buttons (3/8”) sizes 6mo – 3 – see chart on back cover
Buttons (1/2”) sizes 4 – 8 – see chart on back cover
Corded piping – 2 yards
Pleater/Access to Pleating Services
Featherweight fusible interfacing (optional)
Glue Baste-it (optional)
Pre-pleated kits are currently being offered for this look, see options!
In this lesson you'll learn...
• How to work with the Add-On pattern pieces to construct this new dress.
• Construction of a ruffle collar that can be used on any future Ruthie whether it is smocked or not.
• How to properly measure skirt widths to fit each yoke. NOTE: Our Instructions give you a cheat sheet with the measurements, but this is vital information to help with future patterns.
• How to use Wonder Tape to expertly attach piping to smocked skirts
• Accurate placement of smocking when attached to yokes.
• How to make buttonholes on your machine
• Finishing techniques
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