Introducing Rue: A Return to Vintage
We have a brand new pattern to share today – meet Rue!
We’ve been talking about our creative process a lot on the blog lately. I told you a little bit about our history and team, and how that’s played into our plans and designs. I also talked about our creative process.
Today, I’m excited to share the first pattern for this phase of Colette’s life: the beautiful, vintage-inspired Rue dress. I’ll let Haley take you on a tour of Rue’s features now. – Sarai
Two versions for any season
Add a vintage touch to your wardrobe with the Rue dress. Rue offers two versions with pieces that can easily be mixed and matched to create the perfect dress for any season.
Both versions of Rue offer a one-of-a-kind bodice. Show-stopping style lines gently curve from the side seams to center front waist, emphasizing the vintage silhouette of this frock. Tucks radiate from the style lines, providing shaping. A scoop neckline adds a dramatic touch to this versatile dress.
Version 1 features Rue’s signature bodice paired with a lined short sleeve. A paneled pleated skirt gives this dress a vintage silhouette while allowing you to use your fabric economically.
Version 2 features unlined 3/4-length sleeves, perfect for cooler weather. A subtle A-line skirt shaped with two clustered gathers finishes this sophisticated dress.
Sewing patterns that teach
Have you ever participated in one of our Sewalongs? The Sewalong for Rue starts next week! Our fabulous Producer, Katie, will take you step-by-step through Rue’s construction. Pick up your copy of Rue in the shop now, and stay tuned for the official start date and sign-up.
You’ll learn these skills when you make Rue, and we’ll cover them all in the Sewalong:
So many fabric possibilities!
Since Rue can be made for any season, you’re going to have so much fun shopping for fabric. The possibilities are endless! Rue is perfect for showing off stripes and large prints, so don’t be afraid to make a statement.
For the main fabric, choose a medium-weight woven, such as seersucker, linen, quilting cotton, wool suiting, flannel, chambray, double gauze, to name a few!
For the lining, choose lightweight wovens with a smooth hand, such as acetate lining, silk lining, rayon bemberg, polyester lining, silk cotton blends, or cotton lawn.
Make Your Rue One-of-a-Kind
- Mix and match two sleeve and skirt options
- Add piping to define Rue’s style lines
- Try color blocking for a bold look
- Experiment with striped fabric for directional lines
- Showcase your stash with a bold print
Watch a short video featuring Rue below:
Rue can also be found at these stores:
Shop your local fabric store! Rue can also be found at any of these fabulous retailers worldwide.