(Closed) difference between “pickups” and “ruching”

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

pickups are on the skirt of the dress.  It looks like parts of the dress are picked up and sewn in place.  rouching is usually on the bodice and looks like the fabric is folded on itself…VERY flattering!!! Hope that helps!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

these are pick-ups:

 

and this is ruching (where the torso is): 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Pickups to me seem literally where the fabric has been picked up and stitched in place there; ruching is like little gathers or folds, used on the bodice (top of the dress), and is supposed to be very slimming.

This dress has ruching

this one has pickups.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Whoops! Beat me to it. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

One is where parts of the skirt are gathered slightly. And ruching is fabric folded flat and sewed in place. I’ll post pictures of each. The wedding dress has pick-ups and the blue dress has ruching on the boddess.

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