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A piece of material or a part of an article of clothing that has been ruched.
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1. (Textiles) material used for a ruche
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a ruche or ruches collectively
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(ˈru ʃɪŋ)

1. material for making a ruche.
2. ruches collectively.
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PS14.99, H&M FRAME V-NECK RUCHED SATIN CAMI DRESS: With adjustable shoulder straps, ruching at front, a fitted silhouette and elegant low back.
It's an American designer with Lebanese roots, Norma Kamali, who's often credited with bringing gathered fabrics into the mainstream and popularizing ruching in the 1980s.
M&S, PS39.50 mild summer scottish Don't ruche to buy Not sure what I dislike more about this dress - the 90s throwback ruching or sweatpatch-friendly grey.
In luxe fabrics, with details such as voluminous shapes, ruching and knots, they're perfect for special occasions and work-wear.
In a bright shade of pink, this comfortable piece features flattering ruching and adjustable shoulder straps.
Chloe has a cotton ruching added to Cotton Velvet; while, Sloan has a satin ruching added to Silk Velvet.
The resulting garments are designed to look unique and designer-created, but be extremely simple for people who are learning the fabric shaping techniques used in women's fashion: folds, pleats, gathers, ruching, tucks, and so on.
From the satin, cut five 2 1/2" x 60" strips for the binding and eight 5" x 58" strips for the ruching strip using a rotary cutting system.
Ruching is a wonderful way to add fabulous texture to your knitted fabric, and in this issue we feature two different ways to ruche your knits, page 62.
Model wears: Print T-shirt, PS25, Simply Be; full skirt, PS115, Coast; nude court shoes, PS99, Jones Bootmaker CONCEAL a tummy with a bit of clever ruching or peplum detail.