Ruthie Smocked Add-on - Video Lesson

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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

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


  • Children’s Corner Ruthie (sold separately)
  • Children’s Corner Smocked Ruthie Add-on (included with this product)
  • Fabric – dress and lining
  • Sewing Machine
  • 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
  • Wonder Tape
  • Pleater/Access to Pleating Services
  • Featherweight fusible interfacing (optional)
  • Glue Baste-it (optional)
  • Solvy (optional)

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