eshaker on Nov 3, 2014
i cannot stop staring at myself in the mirror because this dress is SO FREAKING ADORABLE. wonderful craftpersonship, and the fabric is fabulous (black twill, red buttons and red stitching). will definitely be back!!
dyanna sells on Oct 16, 2014
This dress fits like a glove and is super flattering. Thanks Beth!
My mother is an artist of many mediums and taught me to sew at an early age. I can truly say with pride that I was sewing (and knitting) well before it was "trendy." It was just something I always liked to do, and when I graduated college I took it on with more seriousness.
In 2007 I started teaching myself how to make my own patterns, and my obsession was born. Ready Ruthie is for all kinds of women. It's fun and youthful, yet women 60+ wear my dresses.
I work full time as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and I am a licensed social worker. I have become quite inspired by the women in my field and also sensitive to their wardrobe needs. Having been in the education and social services fields for most of my life (any job I've ever had pretty much falls into these categories), I am acutely aware of the difficulty in finding clothing that is appropriate for work yet still cute and unique.
My present goal is to design clothing that is beautiful, unique and ever so retro inspired, but still discreet and totally appropriate for the types of work settings that so many women inhabit.
I draft all of my patterns from scratch with the flat pattern making method. I test patterns with scrap fabric and try them on multiple times to ensure best fit, often stabbing at myself with Sharpies to mark where I need to take something in or cut. I wear my own clothes which helps me hone in on any small adjustments as well.
Soon, I will be opening my pattern shop for home sewers!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm a self-taught pattern maker and seamstress born and raised in Vermont. I love clothing, being a woman and dressing myself.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
***INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS: I am happy to ship internationally, also with Priority Mail which is supposed to arrive within 6-10 days at a cost of $15 for most countries. This is the default shipping option for international. PLEASE NOTE that in some countries I have not found this to be a great service. For Sweden and Germany, I recommend getting Priority Express shipping. It is more expensive (about $50 USD) but more dependable. Please contact me before ordering to use this shipping option for any country.
Refunds and Exchanges
I have struggled to identify hard and fast rules about refunds, but the bottom line is that I want you to be satisfied, and I stand behind my product. If you are dissatisfied with the garment when it arrives, please get in touch immediately and I will do whatever I can to remedy the situation. You have three days from receipt of the garment to get in touch with me with any concerns. After that point the purchase is final.
If a refund is in order, this is contingent on the garment making its way back to me in the condition I sent it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Depending on the source of my fabrics, I cannot always get enough fabric to make the same thing more than once or twice. However, I CAN work with you to create a one of a kind garment for you with other fabrics available to me! If you see something that has sold or isn't the right size, CONTACT ME and together we can design something just for you.