Linen Gemma with Yellow Binding

made by rae gemma tank

Check out this lovely linen Gemma with a contrast binding that we whipped up while Jess was in the studio last week! Using a different fabric for armhole and neckline bindings is a great way to jazz Gemma up. I think a solid tank with a printed bias binding would also be really cute.

UPDATE: We’ve now posted three bias binding tutorials and saved them under “Resources” on the Gemma page. We used the topstitching method for this tank.

This tank was a made with a linen from J0Ann (same linen as this Geranium, actually) that I’ve had for awhile, and a lovely muted yellow double gauze from Pink Castle Fabrics here in Ann Arbor. I think it’s Lecien? Not sure…

made by rae gemma tank

I love how linen is both crisp and flowy. It does have the tendency to wrinkle and crease, but it’s comfy and lightweight. Jess had already stuffed this tank into her suitcase before I got a chance to take photos, so she pulled it out and gave it a quick press before snapping these. It hardly seems worth it to fully iron linen, though. Embrace the wrinkle!

made by rae gemma tank

made by rae gemma tank

made by rae gemma tank

It’s been great to see your Gemma tanks popping up all over the place online!!  You can share your photos in my photo pool, on Instagram (use the #gemmatank tag so others can find it) and on Facebook (hey did you know there’s a new Made by Rae Facebook group? Request a join to share photos and get ideas and advice from the rest of the group!).

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2 thoughts on “Linen Gemma with Yellow Binding

  1. Hi Rae, I was wondering if you got my email from a couple weeks ago? Or maybe it landed in your SPAM? Sorry to bug you here in the comments, but don’t know how else to reach you 🙂

    Kind regards

    • Hi Sandra,
      I’m so sorry, yes! I did get your email but because it doesn’t fit into our normal “pattern use” policy it’s still under ongoing discussion here at MBR. I’m sorry we haven’t been able to get back to you right away! I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!!!

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