Word of the Day: Ruching

Today’s word is not a new one to me, and I’m sure it’s not new to many people. The thing that had me confused the other day was the spelling.

I was messaging my sister a few days ago, and I was describing a blouse to her. I told her that it had “rushing.” Then I corrected myself and said “rouching.” Then I realized I had no clue how to spell the word! My silly Blackberry did not provide the correct spelling with spell check (don’t get me started on my 3 yr old BB!!!). So, what else could I do but to head over to Wikipedia. For once, Wikipedia did not provide a satisfying explanation, so I found an article on wisegeek.com.

Ruching – a French term which means to gather, ruffle, or pleat; the term is a sewing technique in which fabric or ribbon is gathered in a repeating pattern to form ruffles, scallops, or petals.

There you have it. Ruching. R-U-C-H-I-N-G. Now we all know how it’s spelled.

Not sure why I chose all wedding pics to showcase the style, but I’m loving each of these dresses πŸ™‚

Keeping it Classy,



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