Ruby Dress

Even beginners can sew up this simple sleeveless dress! Use a bold floral for a fun summer look.

It’s getting hot here in Florida. Really hot. After being in Georgia all last week I came back home to 100 degree weather with 80% humidity. Yuck.

Since the summer season is just beginning, I’m in summer dress mode. Short, sleeveless dresses become my go-to outfit for running errands, going to dinner, and well just doing anything outside (other than horseback riding of course). I recently sewed up this dress using the Ruby dress pattern by Made by Rae. I used some fabric I bought while in Austin a couple months back. As soon as I spotted the mod floral print, I knew it would make the perfect summer dress.

Create your new favorite dress with less than two yards of fabric. Or make a sleeveless top with one yard!

I used the both a ย medium yoke pattern and dress pattern however, I slid the front and back dress patterns over 1/2″ from the fold to add an extra 2″ of ease to accommodate my Cuban bootie. Knowing that shift style dresses usually aren’t very flattering on me, I created a skinny belt with some scrap fabric. If you have more of a straight figure, you may prefer to wear this without a belt.

Even beginners can sew up this simple sleeveless dress! It uses less than two yards of fabric and is sure to be a staple in your summer wardrobe.

Create your new favorite dress with less than two yards of fabric. Perfect pattern for beginners!

It was my first time using bias tape and I think I prefer creating my own with long strips of fabric. I found it a bit too stiff. Anyone have any pointers for using it?

ย Shoes: Danskoย | Bangles: Kate Spade (similar) | the solid bangle was Kevin’s grandmothers | Earrings: J.Crew (similar)

Leave some love:

  1. This is the cutest dress! A lightweight dress is a summer staple for me and the ideal fit is often hard to find. I’m thinking I’ve got to get in to this sewing thing.

  2. LOVE THIS! It might be time to dust off my sewing machine and get to work.

  3. I LOVE that fabric pattern! Such a cute dress, and you look beautiful!

  4. What a cute & flattering dress, Sarah! Perfect for summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Well aren’t you adorable … and so incredibly crafty! Love that dress!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  6. OOH!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. Liana Reply

    Love the color combo!!