Ruby by Made By Rae

A woven tank or dress with a contrast yoke and bias-bound neckline and armholes.

Pattern: Ruby
Designer: Made By Rae
Categories: Tanks, Shift Dresses, Sun Dresses
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Rayon, Double Gauze, Linen, Shot Cotton, Voile
required fabric: 1 to 21/3 yards
Sizes: XXS - XXXXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$16.00
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One of Made by Rae's two beginner sewing patterns, the Ruby dress or tank is a great addition to any sewist's closet. The pattern features a contrast yoke with a gathered bodice, so there's no need for bust darts, zippers or closures! The bias-bound neckline and armholes give a professional finish. Sew your Ruby dress up in a rayon challis and pair with your favorite sandals for an easy summer outfit. Both the Ruby tank and dress layer well for year-round wear.

The gingham Ruby Tank Top pictured above was sewn in this double cloth cotton from Imagine Gnats.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 23
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Upper Bust29 1/23133353739424548
Bust32 1/23436384042454851
Waist26 1/22830323436394245
Hip34 1/23638404244475053

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust3738 1/240 1/242 1/244 1/247505458
Hip39 1/24143454749525660
Length - top24 3/424 3/425 1/425 3/426 1/426 3/427 1/427 3/428 3/4
Length - dress363636 1/23737 1/23838 1/23940

Fabric Required (yards)

Yokes (All Widths) 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Main - Dress (44" Wide)222222222
Main - Dress (54" Wide)111122222
Main - Top (44" Wide)1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/2
Main - Top (54" Wide) 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/41 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/2

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Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Bias Tape
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This 23-page PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

I hae made way to many of these dresses! Perfect for summer. Super easy to make. No not much style to the finished dress, but with different fabrics and yoke fabric the dress can look very cute.

I love this pattern! It was easy to make and I love the lined yoke tutorial that Rae provides. I cant wait to make a split yoke version based on her latest pattern hack. I have make two so far, one with a linen chambray and one with a crepe/satin yoke and rayon lawn skirt. Both are a dream to wear and super easy to style up or down.

The instructions are easy to follow and well written.

This turned out very baggy and "potato sack" like. It was easy to sew, but really needs some darts or something at the waistline. It gets "caught" on my butt, making the waist pouf out even more. I've tried widening the hips, and narrowing the waist, but to no avail. I might to try salvage it by making it a top.

As with all of Rae's patterns, the directions are clear and easy to follow. She also has tutorials on her blog for variations. This top comes together very easily and is really cute. I don't know that it's super flattering on my body, but I have a few tweaks in mind that I'd like to the next time I sew this one up. I've sewn two up two tops so far and would like to sew up a ruby dress as well.

I already have a dress planned! Great summer pattern.

I love this pattern. It's very easy to adapt to get lots of different looks.

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