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Your Rues


Guiding you all through the Rue Sewalong has been such a pleasure. Even with some setbacks, we all kept with it and set out to finish what we started! Rue is an intermediate pattern that was a challenge for some of you and I couldn’t be more proud. Thank you for sewing along with me and I’ll see you all in the next Colette Pattern’s Sewalong! Happy sewing!

Haley’s Finished Rue

I’m so happy with how Haley’s Rue turned out! We stopped at a coffee shop on our way back from taking photos and right away she got an “I love your dress!” from the barista. I’m most proud of the super-matched waist seam at center back. It took me forever to finally get a hang of that technique and now that I’ve got it down, it makes me smile every time.







Your Rues


Toni followed the Rue Sewalong like a champ and sewed up a sweet floral Rue. You can read all about her process on her blog, Archmom.


Viki’s favorite parts sewing up Rue were how well her piping turned out and the bright lining. She’s worn it 4 times already and gotten great compliments! Yay Viki, you’re a star!


Rachel made her Rue with contrast piping on the bodice and matching piping on the neckline! You can read all about her process of making her Rue on her blog, Rach Against the Sewing Machine.


Our fellow Sewalonger, Rochelle had a lot of firsts with her Rue! It was her first time doing any sort of piping, making a small bust adjustment, and installing clean finished armholes. Let’s all give her a big (digital) round of applause for a job well done!


Amanda Bowden from the Felixstowe School of Sewing added some vintage details to her Rue, including double piping and a fabric covered belt. Swoon!


Jess made two Rues, one for herself and a tiny Rue for her daughter. You can read about her process on her blog, Je Coud Seamwork (I Sew Seamwork).

The Rue Sewalong

  1. Welcome to the Rue Sewalong (9 Comments)
  2. Gather Fabric and Supplies (44 Comments)
  3. General Fit (69 Comments)
  4. Bust Height Adjustment (45 Comments)
  5. Small Bust Adjustment (9 Comments)
  6. Full Bust Adjustment (9 Comments)
  7. Narrow & Wide Shoulder Adjustments (21 Comments)
  8. Cutting & Prep (3 Comments)
  9. Constructing the Bodice
  10. Corrections to Rue Pattern
  11. Full Bust Adjustment- 2nd Edition (9 Comments)
  12. Small Bust Adjustment- 2nd Edition (26 Comments)
  13. Skirt Assembly (1 Comment)
  14. Lining and Zipper Insertion (2 Comments)
  15. Sleeves (2 Comments)
  16. Finishing (7 Comments)
  17. Your Rues (2 Comments)


Toni |

Katie, Where’s your Rue?

Katie Whittle |

My Rue was cut before the new bodice pattern pieces were released. The version sewn for Haley was cut with the corrected pattern pieces. Now that the Sewalong is all done, I’m hoping to have time to re-cut and finish my Rue up. I’m sure that when it’s all finished we’ll post in on our Instagram ;)