The Rushcutter pattern
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. The pattern comes with instructions alongside full colour photographs that hold your hand every step of the way (there is also a 'cheat sheet' available for those of you who don't want your hand held) which can be printed at home, or simply viewed on a computer or tablet.
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.
See below for finished garment measurements.
Techniques involved include: 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, 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 - 2.9m x 150cm wide (3 yards x 60in) OR 4.2m x 115cm wide (4 5/8 yards x 45in)
- 40cm (16in) invisible zip
- Coordinating thread
- 1m (1 yard) x 35mm (1 1/4in) single-fold bias tape
- Fabric - 2.2m x 150cm wide (2 1/2 yards x 60in) OR 3.3m x 115cm wide (3 5/8 yards x 45in)
- 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)
Digital product details
This listing is for a PDF pattern, which means that you will receive a digital file to print at home. At this time, physical copies of the pattern are not available.
The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper.
Digital pattern instructions: 26 pages
Print at home pattern: 50 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for choice of style and size)
Print shop version: 3 x A0 pages
Pattern includes seam allowances.
There will be a sew-along, for anyone looking wants to sew along with me!