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PLEASE NOTE: I am currently out of this big black and white gingham. However the dress can be made in any other fabric. See my fabric gallery for more options or take a look at some of my other listings! ttp://www.readyruthieoriginals.com/fabric-gallery.html

This sleeveless, empire waist dress has a fitted, fully lined bodice and a full skirt. It opens with a front button placket trimmed with contrast black piping. I love wearing mine on hot days--it's airy and flirty but still works for the office.

This also works great for maternity at any stage as it sits just under the bust and has a full, comfortable skirt. If buying for maternity, let me know how far along you are and I can add extra gathers if desired.

When buying from Ready Ruthie you have two options:
1) See my sizing chart above and pick the size that would best work for you, including that size in "note to seller" when checking out.

2) On the other hand, those sizes may not work for you, or you may need them tweaked. If so, I am more than happy to adjust the pattern for you as needed.

Please write to me if you have ANY questions about sizing and fit. I want it to fit just as much as you do! If you decide you need custom sizing/fitting, I will create a new listing for you. Please use my website for fitting/sizing help: http://www.readyruthieoriginals.com/sizing.html

I can also make any of these garments in a variety of other fabrics/trim. See my webpage for other fabric options and let me know if you'd like something different!


Dress is made with quilting weight cotton which has a lightweight but substantial feel.

Black and white gingham dress with empire waist for women


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, piping, buttons
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 27 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people