The Ruby Top by Made by Rae is one of the many apparel items that was on my list to make and it was the first one I tackled.
I recently purchase some Japanese Nani Iro double gauze from Sarah’s Fabrics in Lawrence, KS. It was kind of spendy, so I only purchased a yard. The Ruby Top, which I actually made into a tunic, is perfect for just a yard of the main fabric. And you only need a very little bit of fabric for the yoke. Actually, I had enough left over of the double gauze to make an infinity scarf.
Andrew took these photos and this was my Miley pose. He asked for it.
I like this top with a belt because otherwise it’s a little drapey on me.
See? I think it’s better belted. My legs look like chicken legs if it’s not belted.
Better. The double gauze is great fabric and I caught wait to buy more. I used a shot cotton for the yoke and I used Rae’s tutorial to line the yoke so I didn’t have to finish the neckline and armholes with bias tape. I HATE finishing with bias tape. These is a very little piece that you have to use bias tape on, but it’s not bad at all. I use a vintage mint bias tape that I had in my stash for a box of goodies my aunt sent my mom for her mother’s stash. The little mint detail under the armpits is kind of fun…if you think armpit details are fun, which I guess I do.
Like I said, I had just enough left to make an infinity scarf. I wanted to use every bit of this fabric since it was more than I normally spend on fabric.
It was totally worth it though because I’ve already worn both the scarf and the top a couple of times.
Speaking of scarves and Sarah’s, while I was purchasing the double gauze, I also purchase some organic knit…in chevron! Surprise, surprise, I know.
I have expensive taste…the double gauze and the organic knit. That’s why I only bought 1/2 yd of the scarf, which was just enough to make a scarf.
I’m a pretty big fan of scarves though and now that it’s fall, I can wear them every day. Ok…let’s be real. I wore them even when it was 95 degrees outside. All weather is scarf weather in my book.