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The Rushcutter is an oversized knee-length, A-line dress, designed for woven fabrics, available in two different styles.
The Rushcutter is beautifully designed and carefully drafted to include many interesting details, to make this a very enjoyable sew for sewers at a range of different levels.
View A features three-quarter length raglan sleeves, large side pockets, invisible zip, bound neckline and a wide hem facing.
View B is a sleeveless version, with back button closure. It features in-seam pockets, with neckline and armholes finished with bias binding. Included in the pattern is an optional waist sash, that is suitable for both styles.
The pattern is placed at a Level 2 out of 5 for skill scale.
By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in: sewing a straight seam, sewing a curved seam, bias facing armholes / neckline, sewing buttonholes, buttons and an invisible zip (depending on which view you decide to make).
The Rushcutter is quite a versatile pattern and is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Consider using, light to mid-weight fabrics such as: cotton shirting, poplin, sateen, linen, silk, light to mid-weight wool, chambray or light to mid-weight denim.
Your fabric choice will have a big impact on the silhouette you will achieve. For a more structured, boxy look, consider mid-weight denim, twill or jacquard. Or, for a more relaxed, draped look, consider a viscose blend or silk crepe de chine.
Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.
NOTIONS - VIEW A
- 40cm (16in) invisible zip
- Coordinating thread
- 1m (1 yard) x 35mm (1 1/4in) single-fold bias tape
NOTIONS - VIEW B
- 3 x 10mm (5/8in) buttons
- Coordinating thread
- 2m (2 1/4 yards) x 35mm (1 1/4in) single-fold bias tape
- Small strip of lightweight iron-on interfacing for button stand (if required)