Bias Binding, Gemma Tank, Made By Rae Patterns, Sewing

Checkers Gemma

Most of the Made By Rae Gemma Tanks I have been making over the last several weeks have been from fabrics in my stash. I have had a great time trying this pattern with many different types of fabrics as you can see in my previous posts. This fabric, however, I purchased with this pattern and the Pearl Shift in mind. I cut both out last week and today, I had time to finish binding the Gemma in this black and white Checkers fabric by Cotton and Steel. It is a woven, medium weight cotton. I decided to use the large check print since I thought it would be a great basic to layer with different colored sweaters. I cut between the medium and small lines on the pattern and added an inch in length.I did add a bit of extra seam allowance because I planned to finish the edges using my variation of the french binding technique.I used scraps of the white cotton batiste fabric that I used for the lining of my Gemma dress to bind this tank. The armhole binding below.I bound the seam of the hem the same way.The inside of the hem binding.Finished tank on the front door.Back of blouse.Porch pictures courtesy of my daughter. Front.Side.Back.Ready for Halloween with a cardigan.Side. view. Great pattern + great fabric! This is going to get a lot of wear.


3 thoughts on “Checkers Gemma

  1. Jen says:

    I always love the fabrics you choose! I wish we had the same range over here (GB). Loved the dress & lining tute, btw, and your top/cardie combos! Have you made any of your own cardigans?

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    • Hi Jen,

      Thanks! Most of my fabric I buy online and most is either Art Gallery or Cotton and Steel which might be available online in Europe. I don’t knit. I found an inexpensive lightweight cardigan online and bought it in several colors.

      Happy sewing!


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