In The Folds - Rushcutter Dress
About the Rushcutter Dress
The Rushcutter dress is a knee-length, loose fitting A-line dress, designed for woven fabrics. With sleeveless and long sleeve style variations the Rushcutter dress is the perfect multi-season all-rounder. There is also an optional waist sash.
The Rushcutter dress (View B) is a sleeveless dress with a back button closure. It has in-seam pockets, and bias bound neckline and armholes.
The Rushcutter dress can be made in a range of fabrics, and the fabric will dictate the silhouette.
- For softer silhouettes consider light to mid-weight fabrics such as: cotton shirting, poplin, sateen, linen, silk, viscose/rayon, chambray or light weight denim.
- For a more structured, boxy look, consider mid-weight denim, twill or jacquard.
- Coordinating thread
- View A only : 40cm (16in) invisible zip
- View A only : 1m (1.1 yd) x 32mm (1¼ in) single-fold bias tape* (store bought or made at home).
- View B only : 3 x 1cm (⅜in) buttons
- View B only : Lightweight interfacing strip for button stand (if required) - 30cm x 3cm (11¾in x 1¼in)
- 2m (2.2 yards) x 32mm (1¼ in) single-fold bias tape* (store bought or made at home).
- Optional : 2m (2.2 yards) bias tape if you would like to also bind the hem
*If your fabric is heavy, consider cutting / buying binding in a slightly lighter fabric to minimise bulk. Note: Bias tape is also known as "bias binding".
The Rushcutter pattern is available in 10 sizes (A - J, which equates to Australian sizes 6-24) and is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes. In the Folds patterns are drafted for a B cup bust. Please check the finished garment measurements chart in the pattern, before deciding whether or not you need to make an adjustment. Patterns are drafted for height of 170cm (5’7”) and include a ‘lengthen / shorten line’ so you can make adjustments to suit your height.
Level of Difficulty
The Rushcutter dress pattern is placed at a Level 2 on the In the Folds pattern skill scale. (Level 2 - You feel quite confident with the basics and are ready for new challenges.) 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).