Ruby Pattern Giveaway

This Giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon!

How about another round of Giveaways? As we wrap up Spring Top Sewalong, here’s some pattern excitement to keep your energy up.

Today I’m giving away one copy each of four of my women’s sewing patterns (see below for links to the other three)!

For your chance to win a copy of the Ruby Dress & Top sewing pattern PDF, leave one comment on this post telling us what fabric you’d like to use for your Ruby. Get creative!

You may leave one comment on each of the giveaway posts; you don’t have to choose just one pattern!

Enter to win a Washi Dress pattern here
Enter to win a Washi Expansion Pack pattern here
Enter to win a Josephine Tunic & Blouse pattern here

Spring Top Sewalong 2014 is in its final week! Read moreΒ here; and add your photos to the Flickr Pool.

To be entered in the drawing, leave ONE comment on this post by TOMORROW at 12 noon EST (Thursday, May 8, 2014). One winner will be randomly selected, contacted via email, and will receive a PDF copy of the Ruby Dress & Top sewing pattern from Made By Rae as aΒ digital, downloadable pattern by email. Void where prohibited by law.

457 thoughts on “Ruby Pattern Giveaway

  1. I’d use some of Sew Caroline’s Gleeful fabrics… Preppy Fleurs and Springs Sun πŸ™‚

  2. I would like to make this in a lightweight gauzy fabric. NIce pattern, thank you for the chance to win!

  3. I’d love to make a version with exposed facing, like Jess’s! I’d use one of the prints from Carolyn Friedlander’s Architextures collection for the facing, which I’ve been hoarding, and probably a coordinating solid as the main fabric.

  4. I have been eyeing this pattern for awhile. Think I would make a chambray/voile one and I would love to see this in eyelet and a solid knit πŸ™‚

  5. I’d make one in royal blue and white because I’m obsessed with those colors together on a dress I made my daughter.

  6. vintage sheets for the win! i love making my washi dresses from vintage sheets, and I think this would be another perfect pattern for vintage sheet deployment. I love using more sustainable fabric sources whenever possible. I also think it would be great with a fun print at yoke and a drapey jersey for the rest of the dress. so many possibilities!

  7. I have some fabulous blue floral cotton lawn that I have been wanting to make something special with. And for the yoke, a bit of white eyelet or white lace!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  8. Hmm… would be nice with a lightweight cotton voile. Maybe the cute one that looks like watercoloured cat heads that Miss Matatabi is selling on Etsy.

  9. for this ruby top, i would love to use a dark pinstripe gray for the upper part and a bold, colorful print for the bottom part. something like lotus wallflower in sky blue would look supercute!

  10. Ruby looks like a cute, summery dress. I’m loving the combos of fabrics I’ve seen others make it in.

  11. I would try this with a floral or geometric print and solid (chambray?) for the yoke.

  12. I would love to win this pattern, not only because it’s named after me (ha ha, kidding) but also because it would be fun to try with a knit. I think I’d do the top in a chambray and the bottom with a printed knit. Love it!

  13. I actually want mine to look just like yours, necklace and belt included πŸ™‚ But in reality I would probably use a navy or purple print along with the gray. So pretty!

  14. I’ve loved seeing others’ versions of this top, it always looks so flattering. I would love to try it in a rayon challis- I haven’t sewn with any yet, but I finally bought some recently πŸ™‚

  15. I don’t know exactly what fabric I would use. Perhaps an eyelet or lace yoke and a voile for the bottom. Love your patterns!

  16. I would love to make this in chambray or perhaps double gauze. Thanks for chance to win!

  17. I would love to use a dark lace for the top and a fabric I bought 2 years ago but haven’t yet been able to use. Of course, I’ve forgotten what the fabric is called now. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. I would use a very soft cotton in navy blue to have a replacement for my favourite and worn Out Summer dress.

  19. I’m new to dressmaking and I made your Washi dress as my first project (a month ago) and I just loved it! The Ruby dress would look truly fabulous in the range by Janet Claire for Moda, ‘Hearty good Wishes’… Using the seagull print in the white background the top section and the navy contrast for the bottom. I’d so love a great excuse for buying the fabric and making another creation! Thank you

  20. I would love to do the yoke in an eyelet with some bright solid color on the bottom. Not sure what yet, I’d have to go shopping!

  21. Fingers crossed! I love my Washi dress, and I would love to sew myself a Ruby for the summer!!

  22. I have wanted to try the Ruby pattern for a while! I have some lightweight grey corduroy that I’d like to try it with, with a coordinating soft cotton. I can see this pattern being easy to convert into a 4-season wearable!

  23. Ohhh I would probably go with something fun from birch organics, like Jay Cyn designs. Thanks for the chance to win, I never make anything for myself!!

  24. I have a voile I’ve been hoarding that would be great for this. Also want to try some rayon…Thx Rae – you rock!

  25. OOhh!! I’ve saved several meters of some Jay McCarrol center city fabric the I want to pair with light gray linen. Gorgeous!!

  26. I love this pattern and have been thinking I really need to make a few this summer!

  27. I have a few yards of a really great red and white striped ticking I’ve been waiting to use πŸ™‚

  28. Some oakshot cotton and the yellow fabric from your new lotus pond collection. Thank you!

  29. I love the contrast this pattern provides – I would keep the colours nice and bright for summer! and have some fun with contrasting patterns/solids. I think I would even try a knit for this – keep it nice and casual-cool for the summer.

  30. I would use Camelot cottons celebration in mint with lace at the top – I think it would look gorgeous!

  31. I love Leah Duncan’s designs for Art Gallery fabrics, I’d love to use some of those

  32. I have a great cotton citrus print that would be great for the bottom, and maybe use some eyelet for the yoke.

  33. I have some chambray I picked up at a consignment shop that I’ve been dying to pair with a white eyelet for a ruby top!

  34. I’d love to sew it up in something with feathers, and would enjoy the shopping trip to find it! πŸ™‚

  35. I’d love to win this! I have some voile I’ve been saving for a special pattern.

  36. Hi! I would use a Nani Iro double gauze that is just waiting for the RIGHT pattern πŸ˜‰

  37. I just realized have a small amount of blue Liberty floral cotton that would be perfect for the yolk and I would use a coordinating solid (Kona cotton maybe) for the body. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I have some mustard chambray that I’ve been saving! I would love it for this!

  39. I have been wanting to sew with some chambray lately… I love the yoke on this pattern!

  40. Me me me!!! Please! I am poor and I make all my own clothes to save money (and to look super cute – duh! πŸ™‚

  41. I’d make one with a black yoke and a really floaty white fabric for the body–it would look great at work with my gray pencil skirt and a chunky coral-colored necklace.

    And I think I’d like to do a more casual one in one of the patterned chambray fabrics I’ve been seeing—saw one with mint-colored polka dots and loved it.

  42. One of the (many) cotton prints in my stash…the blue geometric…the floral swiss dot…hmmm….

  43. Ooo would love this pattern. Honestly though even if I don’t win I will buy this soon

  44. I have some pink fabric that would be super cute, along with a contrasting pink / orange circles on white fabric!

  45. I have the perfect fabric for this, now I just need the pattern πŸ˜€
    Gray shirting on the lower half and lavender lace on the top yoke.

  46. I love the idea of something sheer or lace up top. Maybe linen on the bottom. So many possibilities…

  47. I’m a huge Leah Duncan fan so I’d like to make one our if the Kelly green floral from Meadow. Or if I wait a bit, I’d like to make one out of the Far Far Away reprint of the snails from that line. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Something by Tula Pink – I keep hoarding her fabrics for clothing, but I have yet to use them! They are strong personality fabrics! I’ve got snails and submarines. πŸ™‚

  49. I have a beautiful blue linen blend I bought over a year ago that I was intending to use with the Washi dress, but decided it wouldnt be able to hold the shape of the U in the neckline. It would be perfect for this!

  50. I really like the Tule you used in the photo. I’d probably use one of the darker prints from that collection. Pale colors aren’t good on me.

  51. I would love to make a Ruby with some beautiful Robert Kaufman lawn that my local quilt shop just got in.

  52. I have some Anna Maria Horner voile that I’ve been hoarding for a top like this. Thanks!

  53. i LOVE this pattern and am crossing my fingers. though i’m not quite sure what fabric i’d choose yet!

  54. I would love to make a lace yoke blouse with this pattern. Thanks for a chance to win!

  55. Fingers crossed. Even if I don’t win the draw, I planned to buy this pattern. I’ve just gone back to work and need to cheer up my work wardrobe.

  56. I’d love to have this pattern. I need to make myself some more clothes, and this is definitely on my list of “me patterns” πŸ™‚

  57. I’d like to use a lace yoke with something a little more rugged for the main blouse.

  58. I’d use it as a chance to experiment with mixing knits and wovens, which I’m curious about now I’ve taken the plunge with knits and am getting somewhere. Woven yoke and knit dress part. And that’s just for starters….

  59. I love solid on the tops with a stripe set on the diagonal (like Venus did in the tester pool), but maybe in blues. Thank you!

  60. I would use the double gauze (polka dot) I purchased from Imagine Gnats last month. I’ve kept this fabric for a special garment. I’m thinking maybe a lace bodice might be nice.

  61. I’d love to mix a sweet eyelet with some hardworking gray chambray. And even if I don’t win, this pattern is on my list of summer buys. Thanks!

  62. I think it’d be really pretty in something lightweight like a voile or lawn. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. I’ve been wanting to give this pattern a try for a while now…I’d likely use some of Lean Duncan’s new line? Or some chambray perhaps….oooo a mix of both!! Ah yes! πŸ™‚

  64. I have been eyeing this pattern for some ikat fabric I bought recently. It was a remnant so there’s not enough for an entire top, but I like the idea of combining it with another fabric for this top. It’d be great for summer.

  65. I think I’d make it out of a semi-transparent fabric so I could use it as a beach cover up.

  66. I have a wonderful yellow silk/cotton fabric in my stash that is just waiting for a project like this!

  67. Something from my stash – I’m creating a new sewing space and it’s time to freshen up my fabric as well!

  68. I have a blue and white stripe for the bottom and a white eyelet for the yoke πŸ™‚

  69. I’d use a light floaty fabric.. and then belt it in for some waist definition…

  70. I’d love to try making this with some of AMH’s apparel substrates…I particularly like her Field Study rayons and Pretty Potent voiles! Thanks for the giveaway =)

  71. I just got an amazing fuchsia and orange rayon challis in the red tag section at Joann that this would be perfect for!

  72. I have some floaty amber 70s floral voile that I might combine with some off white lace.

  73. help me complete my made-by-rae pattern collection!!! LOL. i still vote… BOOK. please. HA.

  74. It would so nice for summer in linen. Two colors – I love the contrasting top.

  75. I’d love to use some of my wedding lace up top and robin’s egg blue lightweight cotton on the bottom.

    thanks for the chance!

  76. I’m thinking of a floral cotton voile with a solid color yoke. Would be so fun to try this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway, Rae!

  77. I’d love to use a basic cotton for the Ruby in a bright color. Something lightweight and easy for summer!

  78. I love this pattern. I want to make one with a lacy top and a white soft cotton base.

  79. I have a vintage sheet that would be great for the bottom half, and probably linen for the top half.

  80. Lovely! I have a piece of tana lawn that I want to use. I love how this pattern can stretch out what you have by only using it on the body, or in the yoke, however much you have. Genius!

  81. I’d love to try with a lace on top and cotton bottom, possibly knits, or linen too! It would be great to win and try them all.

  82. I think I would go with some bright colour blocking for mine! Thank you for wonderful giveaways!

  83. I love my washi! So many ideas from one pattern, but the Ruby is so versatile as well. Both are great starts to getting me on track to having a homemade wardrobe!

  84. It would be a hard decision to make, either a b&w floral border print cotton or a solid aqua cotton knit, perhaps both.

  85. I have to say, this would be such a great pattern for my (two months) post-partum tummy right now. I think I’d make the top part in a light chambray (with polka dots?) and the bottom a floral, maybe something from the Leah Duncan Art Gallery line? Thanks so much for the sweet giveaway

  86. I saw double gauze fabric with a wild boar and piglet print on Etsy that I would love to use as the main fabric (Kobayashi cotton wild boar and piglet double gauze). As for the other fabric, I’m not sure, but I’d love to find a coordinating print to use with it. Thanks!

  87. I just bought the Washi and Washi Expansion pack last week and am so excited to start sewing. I’d love the Ruby or Josephine pattern – they are both on my wish list!

  88. I would use Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi that has been waiting for an extra cute pattern like this one!! Maybe with a little chambray to go with it πŸ™‚

  89. Chambray would be VERY nice. Maybe chambray on top and then some of April Rhodes’ new fabric for the bottom? Color blocked like yours?

  90. Linen for the body because I can’t get enough of it, something fun for the top though.

  91. I’d like to make this with some Japanese Tana Lawn I have waiting for the right pattern to come along.

  92. I have a yellow eyelet linen I’d love to use for the top! Will have to go fabric shopping for the bottom, oh darn…….;)

  93. Not entirely sure what fabric I’d use for it that I currently have in my stash, but I would totally do something with some Liberty of London lawn for the bottom part, and a fun crochet style lace for the top. Coordinating of course!

  94. I would love to make the Ruby top out of some lightweight lawn in my stash or some cotton shot I just ordered!

  95. Winning would be a great excuse to go fabric shopping or maybe cut into a vintage sheet

  96. I love the color-blocked Ruby. Maybe one in chambray and another with a print on the bottom.

  97. Thanks for the super giveaways! The Ruby is my favorite of your women’s patterns and I can’t wait to try it out. I have some of Anna Maria Horner’s Fine Feathered voile in waiting πŸ™‚

  98. I need some nice shirts that I can nurse in, and I think this pattern would be perfect. Thank you for the giveaway!

  99. I would love to make the top version with London Calling lawn floral and a solid lawn yoke. Or maybe an Amy Butler rayon? Maybe two. Thanks

  100. I would like to try this pattern in Nani Iro double gauze, thanks for the giveaway!

  101. I’d love to try sewing the Ruby up! I’d probably use a double gauze in a pretty print.

  102. I would absolutely rock a solid dusty blue on top and a fun navy and white print on bottom. LOVE this pattern. It will be perfect for my post baby body and into ” normal” body transformation. πŸ™‚

  103. I’m thinking about a Ruby top with lace for the yoke and pink eyelet for the body, adding sleeves as in your Washi expansion pack. Perfect for a post-baby family picture!

  104. I’ve been dreaming about making this dress! I would stencil in mid blue onto some drapey cotton I have that i hand dyed a sky/aqua blue. Probably leave the yoke plain and just have patterns on the skirt section. I stencil in fabric paint with a sponge, so there is always a slightly uneven effect that I love.

  105. I would love to have this pattern! Not sure about the fabric, I haven’t shopped for fabric in months! Something grey and pink would be nice.

  106. Ooh, I have two blues, a lighter and a more navy that I think might pair well with this, or maybe I’m just feeling blue. πŸ™‚

  107. This is a great pattern! I really love the contrast panel and would probably do a natural linen for the top and maybe a fun Japanese print for the bottom portion. Or maybe swap it, since some if those fabrics are just so dear and hard to use!

  108. I would love to use some yarn dyed Essex linen in Flax and a vintage sheet I’ve saved for a top or dress!

  109. I would love to make this with Scalloped Edge in Ivory from Rashida Colemal-Hale with a complimentary solid on top.

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  110. I know just what I’d use: a lovely Japanese purple/green/gray forest print and gray voile. Both were gifts. There’s only a yard or so if each, but maybe that’s enough.

  111. I think an essex linen would be great for the Ruby, perhaps two shades of grey, lighter on the shoulders, darker on the torso.

  112. Thank you for this opportunity πŸ™‚ I have so many ideas for fabric I don’t know what I would start with.

  113. Big geometric pattern, like the print cloud 9 organics makes i think? So bright and beautiful!!

  114. I just found a really cute fabric from your sponsor that I would love to use:
    Print: Nature Walk

    Collection: Wee Wander

    Designer: Sarah Jane

    SKU:DC 62229 Coral

    Manufacturer: Michael Miller Fabrics

    100% Cotton

  115. I would love a copy of this pattern! I’ve been waiting to get it for so long! πŸ™‚

  116. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely pattern. I’d sew up this one in the same fabric you have used. After all copying is the highest form of flattery! Plus you have impeccable taste!!!

  117. Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love to make my first one in a Cloud 9 voile, and then I’d sew up many more after that πŸ™‚

  118. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable pattern!
    I would like to make this top in a fabric I love called Nordika. I don’t know who makes it, but I love it!

  119. Wow– I’ve never sewn for myself so to choose material seems daunting. But with such a great pattern, can anything even be wrong?! I doubt it!

  120. I’m on a fabric-buying freeze , so it would have to be something from my stash. Maybe a floral I got in the LA Fashion District a couple years ago.

  121. i’d like to be brave enough to try a bright fun orange print like yours… i’d probably go with something “safer” though…

  122. I’d love to use some of AMH’s new line for the body and a shit cotton for the yoke.

  123. Saw some bamboo linen in a gorgeous lavender at my local fabric shop. Maybe that or the chambray and voile I already have in the stash.

  124. I’d love to use one of AMH’s new Pretty Potent prints for the body and a shit cotton for the yoke.

  125. So bummed I didn’t have the time to join in on the spring top sewalong this year

  126. I would use a damask fabric for the top and a matching solid color for the bottom part.

  127. I would love to use a linen or chambray to make this dress. Perfect for summer!

  128. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, planning for when I’m a pro seamstress πŸ˜‰ I think it would have to be dashwood studio petite street multi clouds with flurry as a contrast!

  129. I’ve got an Amy Butler border print that would look great with some Essex linen or a great green swiss dot and some chambray!

  130. I am afraid I would be rather boring and go for white and grey, possibly in a knit.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. Hmmmm… Don’t know exactly what material I’d use, but would have to be red for definite – my fav colour!! – light enough for summer but long enough to cover my legs in my wheelchair. Oh, and preferably have some element of dog slobber repellent – my assistance dog does so love to lay his head in my lap! (If anyone knows of a material like that, I’d love to know about it btw!!)

  132. “Grown up” fabric is tough! Looking at this though, I think I’d do a dark blue on the main piece and something light with a lace overlay for the front placket. Such a great pattern!!

  133. Still have a lovely turquoise fabric with brown flowers, bit retro (forgot the designer name) in my stack which has to become a dress, would be great with a unicolor (brown) yoke.

  134. I would use a quilters cotton in navy I already own for the bottom part and maybe white (not sure yet) for the upper piece. Ana

  135. 1) See-through/lace for the yoke + solid black for the body = LBD.
    2) Nice solid yoke + crazy abstract/floral print or coordinating panel for the body.

  136. I have some very nice Amy Butler fabric that I could use to sew this top or dress!

  137. I would use the floral sateen I have in my stash. I think it would have the perfect drape for this pattern

  138. I would love to try this out with a lace yoke & knit dress in a deep emerald green. Stunning & comfy in one!

  139. I have some lace material that I’d like to use for the yoke and one of the lovely Liberty London Tana lawn

  140. Well, I think I would have to try it with one of the great retro patterns by Melody Miller – Ruby Star!

  141. I am obsessed with Sarah janes wee wander collection and would love to make this with the border fabric in twilight color!

  142. I love, love this pattern! I don’t know what fabric I would use (probably something I could find on sale), but I would have to make it in a dress and top version!!

  143. heather ross fabric would be so fun! would really love to make one of these! thank you!!

  144. I actually have some cotton tan floral sheets I picked up from the thrift store that has some nice drap that I’ve been wanting to make myself a dress with. I’d use that.

  145. I’d love to try this pattern out in pure Tussar Silk. This silk drapes really well and can be worn in both summers and in winters. It’ll be interesting to experiment with this beautiful fabric.

  146. I think I would use some Swiss dot for the yoke and linen for the bottom or voile for the whole thing…..I’d probably make both versions πŸ˜‰

  147. I haven’t yet sewn a yoke, so I am really interested to try! This pattern is perfect for summer and chasing my little ones around in the park!

    Good luck to all & thanks!

  148. Coveting this pattern. I have an awesome orange and white striped fabric that would rock this pattern.

  149. This would be a great pattern for this summer. I have really wanted to make this one!

  150. I hope I win! I have the Washi pattern (which I LOVE) but need to get the expansion pack! Thanks Rae!

  151. I love this dress so much! I have tons of fabrics in my stash that I think would look great. I’m currently moving back in to my newly remodeled sewing room, and I keep rediscovering awesome fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

  152. I think Rashida Coleman Hale’s Scalloped Edge Voile in Plum would make an amazing Ruby. Thanks for the giveaway!

  153. White lace upper with bright and bold patterned lower, something I may not have to iron lol πŸ™‚

  154. I think this is my favorite pattern of yours so far. Your journey from the washi dress is amazing… congrats!

  155. I used to have a dress in a similar style that was a spring green eyelet. I’d love to try to recreate that.

  156. I would make a nice eyelet Ruby dress, yay! Thanks for the chance to win! tΓΌnce πŸ˜€

  157. I have an old echino linen/cotton blend that I would use, a la rae’s melody miller version.

  158. I’d love to try this one in a shot cotton. I’ve stashed a few cuts of some pretty blues, but have yet to find a worthy pattern. Love the Ruby:)

  159. Have to agree with some precious posters- a linen or eyelet would be amazing!

  160. Missed the part about leaving a comment regarding the fabric I would use so here it is: Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics Organic, VOILE, Flight Paprika for the main body and I am not sure what I would use for the top – perhaps baby corduroy, solid color or velveteen choc. brown.

  161. Oh, that’s a tough one. Maybe some AMH voile? Or Waterfront Park birds. I can’t get enough of those. Thanks for the giveaway!

  162. I’d love to use some beautiful Jungle Ave voile from Sara Lawson’s new collection, the black one with flowers on it is in voile and would look fabulous!

  163. I think I would do a colour blocked Ruby and I’d love to incorporate Kelly green in it and then maybe a turquoise or some type of blue for the top??

  164. I’m not sure what fabric I’d use, but I know I’d do several versions! I think some solid chambray mixed with some AMH voile would be amazing.

  165. I would love to make this blouse with sleeves for work! So cute, and it would help hide my baby belly that is still there after baby. πŸ˜‰

  166. I’d sew a top with navy linen and your Lotus Pond ‘Diamonds are Forever in Green’ !

  167. Oops my earlier comment was for the washi expansion pack. Sorry!

    Anywho… I have some Michael Miller London fabric in stash for a couple of years waiting for the perfect pattern, and this is it! It has brritish vespa scooters on it, and I’d make the yoke out of a denim-color blue. Thanks for the giveaways!

  168. Amy Butler’s Cameo voile for the body of the dress and a solid plum voile for the top. Beautiful pattern!

  169. I would love to make this in any of the Safari Moon fabrics by Francis Newcombe πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

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