Intermediate | 46 min
Taught by Rae Hoekstra
Kicky and classic, this sleeveless top from Made By Rae has you covered for warm-weather wearing. Video instructions are included for the classic tank and a ruffle-bottom variation which uses elastic thread to create even gathers. The class includes a downloadable pattern, which features nine women’s sizes (XXS – XL3) and two bust size variations. Each version shown here features a double-rolled hem and bias-tape finished neck and armholes. The Gemma top stitches up quickly and will be a favorite addition to your sewing repertoire.
Learn how to:
  • Use bias tape to finish edges
  • Sew bust darts
  • Sew gathers using elastic thread
  • Modify the pattern to add a ruffle 
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on sewing a tank top plus several ways you can customize it.
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF with pattern pieces ($12 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from patternmaker, Rae Hoekstra
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

The Gemma Top
Sewing the Gemma Top
Ruffle Variation
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 ¼ - 1 ¾ yard lightweight woven fabric, cotton or linen blend preferred (see PDF download for yardage requirements by size)
  • ¼ yard contrast fabric (optional)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Elastic thread
  • Pins or clips
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Snips
  • Chalk or marking pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Hem gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Pattern weights
  • Ruler
  • Swedish tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Pressing ham (optional)
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Assembled PDF pattern
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