This would be the first time I am stitching something in red, let along ruching it. I particularly wanted to try out the ruching as the fabric was so soft and would just fall into place perfectly. Stitching on the gathers on the other hand was a difficult matter. I ended up using all my pins to hold them in place.
The end result was a fabulous as I had imagined; and I had learned a few lessons as well.
- Ruched dresses need to be well fitted or else they tend to hand on the body.
- Increase the length of the dress/pattern to increase the amount of ruching.
- Always, always use larger length stitches for the first seam, just in case.
And with the left over fabric, I manged to stitch up a loose fitted, off-shoulder blouse.