The Rushcutter PDF sewing pattern


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The Rushcutter is an oversized knee-length, A-line dress, designed for woven fabrics, available in two different styles.

The pattern is available in 10 sizes, from bust 76cm (30in) - 131cm (51.5in).
The pattern is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes.

The Rushcutter is beautifully designed and carefully drafted to include many interesting details, to make this a very enjoyable sew for sewers at a range of different levels. The pattern comes with instructions alongside full colour photographs that hold your hand every step of the way (there is also a 'cheat sheet' available for those of you who don't want your hand held) which can be printed at home, or simply viewed on a computer or tablet.

View A features three-quarter length raglan sleeves, large side pockets, invisible zip, bound neckline and a wide hem facing.

View B is a sleeveless version, with back button closure. It features in-seam pockets, with neckline and armholes finished with bias binding.

Included in the pattern is an optional waist sash, that is suitable for both styles.

Difficulty: The pattern is placed at a Level 4 on the In the Folds pattern skill scale, which means you should have a few projects under your belt before tackling this one. For more information on the this, please visit

Techniques involved in sewing the Rushcutter include: sewing a straight seam, sewing a curved seam, bias facing armholes / neckline, sewing buttonholes, buttons and an invisible zip (depending on which view you decide to make).

Suggested fabrics: The Rushcutter is quite a versatile pattern and is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Consider using, light to mid-weight fabrics such as: cotton shirting, poplin, sateen, linen, silk, viscose (rayon), chambray, light to mid-weight denim. Your fabric choice will have a big impact on the silhouette you will achieve. For a more structured, boxy look, consider mid-weight denim, twill or jacquard. Or, for a more relaxed, draped look, consider a viscose blend or silk crepe de chine.


(View A)

Fabric - 2.9m x 150cm wide (3 yards x 60in) OR 4.2m x 115cm wide (4 5/8 yards x 45in)
40cm (16in) invisible zip
Coordinating thread
1m (1 yard) x 35mm (1 1/4in) single-fold bias tape
(View B)

Fabric - 2.2m x 150cm wide (2 1/2 yards x 60in) OR 3.3m x 115cm wide (3 5/8 yards x 45in)
3 x 10mm (5/8in) buttons
Coordinating thread
2m (2 1/4 yards) x 35mm (1 1/4in) single-fold bias tape
small strip of lightweight iron-on interfacing for button stand (if required)

Digital product details: The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper (and also includes a full size print shop version, which prints on 3 x A0 sheets).

Included in the zip file:

1. Digital pattern instructions: 26 pages

2. Print at home pattern: 50 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for choice of style and size)

3. Print shop version: 3 x A0 pages

Pattern includes seam allowances.

This listing is for a PDF pattern, which means that you will receive a digital file to print at home. At this time, physical copies of the pattern are not available.

This pattern was made by me, with a lot of love, in Sydney, Australia.

Visit the blog ( or find me on instagram (@inthefolds) for more inspiration.

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May 24, 2017 by SisTerOfInVeNtioN

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I would love to help you with your purchase (or any other pattern or sewing related questions)!

Question: What do I get when I order a digital sewing pattern from In the Folds?
You will receive:
> The pattern file, which can be printed on A4 and US letter sized paper. Each pattern comes with all sizes nested together so that you can grade between sizes easily. Layers are included so that you can choose to only print the size/s you need. The pattern is tiled so that you can trim and stick the pages together to create the pattern yourself at home
> The pattern formatted for printing at a print / copy shop (A0 printing size)
> Beautifully written and detailed instructions, alongside full colour photographs to help you achieve a beautiful finish, inside and out

Question: How do I find my pattern files ?
> Log on to Etsy and then click on the "You" menu at the top right a drop-down menu will appear
> Click on the "Purchases & Reviews" item. You'll find your order in there. Your patterns will always be there for you to download!
Let me know if you have any further problems!

Question: How do I know if my pattern has printed out correctly?
Always check the page scaling before printing the entire pattern. Print page 1 and check that the test square measures 5cm x 5cm (or 1in x 1in) You really need to be precise, so if you don't get these measurements check your printer settings and try again.

If you're having trouble getting your printed copies to match these sizes, try these steps:
1. Check that the page scaling is set to 'none' or 'no scaling' or 'actual size'
2. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader (which can be downloaded for free, if you don't already have it installed)

Question: Does In the Folds sell printed patterns?
Not yet! But watch this space, because it is something that I plan to do in the future

Question: Does the pattern come in my size?
Please check the size chart and size guide in the gallery of pictures for any product you're interested in or check the sizing chart on the website

Question: What if I need help when I'm sewing up the garment?
No worries! You can sew along with me at or if you are still struggling you can get in touch by email hello[at]