The Double Gauze Ruby Top

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.

Ruby Top


Andrew took these photos and this was my Miley pose. He asked for it.

Ruby Top

I like this top with a belt because otherwise it’s a little drapey on me.

Ruby Top


See? I think it’s better belted. My legs look like chicken legs if it’s not belted.

Ruby Top


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.

Double Gauze Scarf


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.

Double Gauze Scarf


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.



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