Two more ruffled Gemmas

2 Gemmas with ruffle hems

The ruffled Gemma is clearly now my favorite Gemma Tank mod. I made myself two more with leftover fabric from other projects, and I’m super happy with how well these are going with my cardigans, my favorite winter layering piece, as it’s still quite cold here in Michigan.

Peach Gemma with Ruffle

2 Gemmas with ruffle hems

The first one is a blush tencel rayon twill from IndieSew; the fabric was left over from these Luna Pants. Yes…I see that you Quick Thinkers out there have already realized that I now have the option to wear head-to-toe peach, complete with ruffle in the middle. I am going to resist the urge to do so, for two reasons: 1) that would look ridiculous, as I myself am a light shade of peach and 2) I had a bad faux jumpsuit experience once. Fool me once, as they say…

2 Gemmas with ruffle hems

Second, a ruffled Gemma in a delicious cotton ikat from Stone Mountain and Daughter. I am happy that this one matches just about everything, as it is refreshingly neutral. I could really use a few more neutral wardrobe items to go with all of the colorful stuff I already have, so this one is going to be a great coordinating piece.

Gemma with ruffle hem

2 Gemmas with ruffle hems

If you’ve got the urge to make one of these for yourself, you’re in luck! The How to add a Ruffle to Gemma tutoria will help you make your ruffled Gemma dreams come true.

The Gemma Sewing Pattern is in my shop if you need the pattern:

and be sure to check out the Gemma Page for pattern info and other Gemma-related tutorials.

10 thoughts on “Two more ruffled Gemmas

  1. Love your ruffled Gemmas Rae! Thank you for those measurements in your tutorial. I’m definitely making up a couple of these for summer in cotton and maybe even one in that raw silk I bought last year 🙂

  2. I just bought the Gemma pattern. I have 25 yards of European linen and will be making summer tops during spring break with some of my linen. I recently got a shoulder tattoo that is a portrait of Frida Kahlo that I want to show off with the tank.

  3. Your tops are PERFECT. I love peplum anything, especially after having three children. . I can’t wait to try this hack!

  4. These are both lovely … I’m usually not that fond of ruffles, but love these. I think the soft peach is actually pretty neutral, also, and would wear well with many colors…would love it with grey. Now I’ve just bought the pattern, so will have to make my own!

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