The Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern is the next skirt pattern in our series All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics. The pattern is described as a sweet collared blouse and circle skirt set, and that just about sums it up!
The Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern comes in 7 sizes from 2T to 9/10. The skirt is great for a beginning seamstress, and the blouse for an adventurous beginner. Even though there are buttons and button holes, there isn’t a button placket, so that simplifies things.
The bubble pockets on the skirt create such a cute added accent to the skirt.
The wide waistband is curved in the front and fitted with elastic across the back making it not only an easy sew, but easier for the child to slip off and on!
Woven fabrics are recommended for the Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern. We chose to use Cotton + Steel fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for the skirt and matching collar and cuffs. The darling little gold dots are metallic and shine and sparkle when Annie twirls in this skirt!
The blouse fabric is a silk blend from our stash. It is fully lined with a baby pink linen. The red buttons down the front echo the red dots on the skirt, cuffs and collar and make a POP statement just right for this outfit. The contrast red fabric on the skirt waistband and pockets is also a silk blend, again from the stash.
The blouse has darling cuffs and a collar. It also comes with the option of flutter sleeves. It is fully lined, so we took the opportunity to add a few steps and make it fully reversible! Tutorial coming tomorrow.
We really can’t say enough about Raspberry Creek Fabric’s fast shipping and friendly customer service! Confession: the first skirt we had planned to sew was the Ellie tulle skirt, but we ended up having color matching issues (with the local fabric source) so in the midst of it all, the package from Raspberry Creek Fabrics arrived with the fabric for the Penelope Skirt pattern, so we whipped that skirt out first!
We are completely smitten with the little details on the Gemma Skirt and Blouse pattern, like the ones we mentioned above and the gathers at the top and bottom of the sleeves.
Annie just adores this circle skirt due to the twirl factor! This skirt is seriously a whole circle, so it really twirls BIG twirls! And pockets.
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Come back tomorrow to see the other complete Gemma Skirt and Blouse we made with a reversible aspect to it!