Ruby — Crossover Linen Dress Pattern
Simple, chic and oh so stylish, this crossover dress gives maximum impact with minimum effort. The prefect pull on and go piece, this dreamy dress will hug your curves in all the right places and create a flattering V-neckline. Plus, we all know it, slender vertical stripes elongate the figure and contrasting pockets and binding bring a touch of fun!
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|Design Variations:||Crossover Linen Dress Pattern|
I just finished this dress. I would describe myself as a chronic beginner; I've been sewing for many years but only occasionally so I haven't really advanced much. I had some problems with a few of the steps in the tutorial, but managed to finish it (and it looks like it's supposed to!). I like it, but can't say I love it, and I wanted to share a few things that came up in hopes this information will help others. 1) It runs big. Based on my measurements, which I took very diligently, I ended up making a size that was somewhere between S and M (I usually wear size 6 or 8 depending, so this made sense). However, I had to alter the dress after finishing it because it was just too darn big, especially in the top. I wear a D cup and was worried that the crossover V would end up being too wide/low, but I had to take in the sides of the bodice about half an inch on each side because the bodice as a whole was way too wide and the sides poofed out. 2) The arm holes were also too big, gaping at the bottom, and I had to sew them up about an inch smaller. 3) I might shorten the dress, because the skirt is narrow enough that it constricts my gait when I take a large step. I tend to take large, un-lady-like steps, and skirts like this always strike me as sexist. 4) I'm hoping that this settles down when I wash it, but the sleeve edges and the pocket edges stick out, as the bias tape hems are rather stiff. It's entirely possible that some of these challenges are due to my own lack of sewing knowledge/experience, but, considering it's billed for "beginners," I thought I should warn folks who are also beginners what some of the complications might be. Thanks for reading!
I have read suggestions to increase modesty of wrap dresses/tops by using wider neck binding (bias but wider). Would this be successful?
Hello, you absolutely do this. If you would like assistance with it, please feel free to send us an email, and I'd be happy to lend a hand.
I love this pattern, but I sure wish there was a cup option.
Love the look. Need line drawing.
Hello, There is a line drawing in the free downloadable .pdf booklet.
Hello! Interested in sewing this lovely dress, but when I copy and paste the link into my browser I receive an error message "page not found". Hoping you can send along the pattern and tutorial. Thank you!
Hi! I am sorry to hear that - the tutorial is here blog.fabrics-store.com/2018/06/19/crossover-linen-dress-tutorial/ Please email us at askfabrics-store.com if you have any problems accessing the pattern PDF and I can email you the file as an attachment. Hope this helps and have a great day!
What seam allowance is in this pattern ?
This pattern has a 3/8" (1 cm) seam allowance. It is in conjunction with a sewing tutorial that will walk you through step by step: https://blog.fabrics-store.com/2018/06/19/crossover-linen-dress-tutorial/ Hope this helps and email us if you have questions. Have a great day.
I downloaded this pattern a while ago having found it on a list of free dress patterns. I am new to sewing (less than a year) and due to some missteps, and a slight fear of bias tape, I was unsure if I could make a dress as lovely as this pattern. This week I decided to go for it, using some clearance cotton shirting from my local fabric store (due to my inexperience I don't yet splurge on fabrics like linen). The dress was a super easy, and quick, make. I had to make an adjustment at the shoulders, but otherwise the fit is perfect. I am so pleased with the sophisticated simplicity of the design, and the tutorial was excellent. I will definitely make another!
There is pattern attached, just 5 pages.
Good afternoon! The Pattern pieces are included as an attachment to the 5-page file you are opening. To view the attachment - open the file with Adobe Reader. In the Adobe reader menu select - View - Show/Hide - Navigation Panes - Attachments. Adobe Reader will open a panel that includes the attachment with the pattern pieces. And I'll send you an email with pictures of the steps as well. Hope this helps and have a great day!
The dress looks great, can't wait to sew it, but I can't find page 12 in the pattern. Is there something wrong I'm doing?
Good afternoon! Thank you so much for pointing that out. I have reached out to the pattern maker and will email you as soon as I hear from her.
Is the seam allowance in this pattern included?
Good afternoon - I have reached out to the tutorial writer and will post their response shortly. Thank you! Spoke with the tutorial writer - Yes, the pattern includes seam allowance.
I have Adobe Reader open, but your file is not there, and I don't know where to get it! Please help!
Hi! First download the pattern to your device - I usually save it to my desktop so it is easier to find. Then open the Adobe Reader Software. In the Adobe Reader menu click File - Open - and find the pattern you just saved. This will tell Adobe to open that particular file for you. I am emailing you right now with pictures of the steps. You can also call me 866-620-2008.
I cannot download this pattern because there isn't a pattern.....please help!
Good afternoon - I just send you an email with the steps. You first have to open the file with Adobe Reader software. Once it is open in Adobe. In Adobe menu click View-Show/Hide-Navigation Panes - Attachments. Adobe will pop open a side panel exposing the attached files. The pattern pieces are an attached file to the main PDF file. Let me know if you have questions.
I didnt see any pattern just 6 pages .. Pls help
Hi - I just sent you an email with a screenshot of the steps to access the pattern. Once the file is open in Adobe Reader - in the Adobe menu click View-Show/Hide- Navigation Panes - Attachments. Adobe will pop-open a panel with the attached file which is the pattern pieces. Email me email@example.com and I will be happy to help.
I love the partial wrap on the bodice! Less fabric than a full wrap dress but still makes for a stylish look and is breastfeeding friendly! I'll be making more!
Okay, for me I love this style. Will be making this for me to work in my studio in the hot days ahead. I was able to download easy, also found the pattern pieces in the attatchment. Thank you for a nice casual look.
Lovely, great to see so many items with more flattering fits lately. Cant wait to make this.
I love this pdf pattern-especially the ability to print off only the size I need. Ignore the one star review given by another member; all the pattern pieces download, they will open as attachments from within Adobe.
There is only 5 pages of pattern info, no actual pattern included.
Good afternoon - I just sent you an email as well with the screenshot of the steps. To get to the pattern pieces. Open the file in Adobe Reader. In the Adobe reader menu click View-Show/Hide -Navigation Panes- Attachments and Adobe will pop open the attached files. Double click on the file that shows up on the left-hand side of your screen and those are the pattern pieces themselves. Email me if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great day.
If you have followed my writings and sewing pattern reviews over the last year, then you know how much I'm drawn to a surplice top. This week, my obsession continued by creating the RUBY Crossover Dress in Midweight LAGOON linen. The combination of a surplice top, V-neckline, and elastic waistband creates a very flattering silhouette. This dress hugs the body in all the right spots while remaining comfortable. I'm not much of a dress person, but in the hot summer months to come, I know this linen dress will get lots of wear. It's the perfect piece to pull-on and go. Little effort, big impact. You can read more about this project here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/04/08/pattern-review-ruby-crossover-dress-in-lagoon-linen/
What a great pattern! Zero adjustments just a straight size 8/10. The instructions from the tutorial were fantastic. I used a fabric that I had in my stash because this was my first Fabrics Store pattern and I wasn't sure how it would go, so was shooting for at least a wearable muslin and it definitely is! Next step is a version in linen! I think the one change I will make is to increase the pocket size. Thanks for a great, FREE pattern.
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