Creation Process

Everything has a beginning. Generally when designing for House of Rubi, I start off with a sketch.  Sometimes, I drape the idea on a dress form. Many of House of Rubi’s fashions starts of with a thought. The thought becomes an idea, which then turns into a sketched concept. I then create a pattern and/or drape a muslin. The final product is created after the muslin is fitted and all patterns are corrected.  Here are images of sketches, draped muslin and finished fashions from House of Rubi.  Enjoy the creation process!


Draped muslin for a halter dress.

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Muslin is then used to create a pattern.


It’s hard to do it all on my own. So my cute little cousin comes in and helps out. After her homework is done of course!


Testing a pattern for a clients dress. Large puffed sleeves

Testing a pattern for a clients dress. Large puffed sleeves

Working on the hem  and neckline for the House of Rubi Nicole Dress! Click the Image to check out “The Nicole Dress” blog.

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Fitting the Nicole Dress for a Fashion Show! Click this image to learn more about the Nicole Dress!! Contact me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at for a customized dress!


It’s great having a table sized dress form to test ideas on 😀


The Pamela Skirt! Click this image to check out the Pamela Skirt Blog!

Testing Draping Ideas

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Creating an embroidered mesh back for a client’s wedding dress .

The creation process never ends!

Thanks for reading  😀

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