Ruby — Crossover Linen Dress Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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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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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers


Thanks for the quick reply! One more question about step 6. It says to sew the edges "pivoting at both ends as shown in the picture," but I can't see the seam in the photo. Does "pivot" just mean backstitching, or something else?

Rebekka • March 16, 2024
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Yes, it appears the tutorial writer means for you to backstitch at the start and end of your seam.

Lauren • March 16, 2024

Hi. Can you clarify what step 3 in the pattern instructions is telling me to do? I'm not sure what "Turn twice the armhole edge" means. Thanks!

Rebekka • March 15, 2024
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It means to create a double turned hem on the armholes to finish them :)

Lauren • March 15, 2024

Hello Do you happen to have A0 file for this dress ? Thank you :)

Madina • December 19, 2022
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Sorry, we don't offer our patterns in A0 file formats at this time.

Lauren • December 19, 2022

Please, is this sewing pattern with seam allowances? Dagmar

Dagmar • August 18, 2022
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Yes, all of our sewing patterns include seam allowance :)

Lauren • August 18, 2022

I love the striped fabric in this dress. It was available when I first found FS, but silly me, I didn't order it at the time. Would love to find nice stripes in red, blue, black, well, lots of colors. Any chance we'll see that in an IL19 in the future?

Karen • July 30, 2022
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Mostly nice, but runs large and has some challenging steps

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!

Rosemary • August 13, 2021
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Wider bands for modesty?

I have read suggestions to increase modesty of wrap dresses/tops by using wider neck binding (bias but wider). Would this be successful?

Elizabeth • April 19, 2021
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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.

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Cup Options please

I love this pattern, but I sure wish there was a cup option.

Dianne • April 15, 2021
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No line drawing?

Love the look. Need line drawing.

Alice • April 8, 2021
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Hello, There is a line drawing in the free downloadable .pdf booklet.

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Is this pattern till available?

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!

Alana • May 8, 2020
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Hi! I am sorry to hear that - the tutorial is here Please email us at 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!

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I used a thin linen with contrast binding and added a cute patch. Thank you for this free pattern I really enjoyed making it. Using the measurements provided I blended the 12/14 with the next size up for the waist but it turned out far to big, as a result I had to wrap the top much further over and gather the skirt between the pocket. I'll make it again but stick to the 12/14. It's super comfy, I just added a stitch at the cross over to stop it from flapping.

Ruth • June 18, 2023

Ruby cross over dress is a comfortable warm weather dress pattern. And has a vintage look. I did make adjustments. The wrap cross over seemed like too much fabric causing the gathered waist to be too bulky. I curved the bodice in the bust area, and came down a bit straighter. Attached cherry buttons as decorations leftover from a previous project, and to keep the wrap from opening. It's an easy pattern, and have since made another. Medium-weight linen is perfect for this dress.

P • April 3, 2023

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:

Morgann • April 8, 2021

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.

Dana • June 14, 2020
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