Gemma Sweater and Maxi Dress




Buy the Gemma sweater and maxi dress two-in-one sewing pattern from Named. The pattern includes two variations: a sporty sweater and a feminine jersey dress and both variations have an interesting geometric cut at the front and a funnel neck.

The sweater is loose-fitting, and has elastic casing on the sleeves and a drawstring at the hem whereas the dress is semi-fitted and maxi-length, and has a deep vent on the hem at the back.

Suggested fabrics: medium weight stretch fabric, such as sweatshirt fabric, velour, or neoprene, for the sweater. Choose a firm knit fabric with approximately 50 % stretch for the dress, a stretch velvet would be a good option.

Fabric requirements: Sweater: 150 – 220 cm/ 1¾ – 2½ yd, contrast fabric for the sweater: 40 cm/ ½ yd. Fabric for the dress: 195 – 325 cm/ 2¼ – 3½ yd.

Sizing: EUR 32 – 46 (US 0 – 14 / UK 4 – 18). Please see the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 2.5 cm/ 1” wide elastic for the sweater: 50 – 55 cm / ¾ yd, drawstring for the sweater: 160 – 190 cm/ 1¾ – 2 yd, eyelets for the sweater: 2 pcs.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER and PDF format. The PDF pattern is available to download immediately after purchase.

PDF sewing pattern includes: PDF Pattern: Yes, Printed Pattern: Yes, Layered PDF: Yes, Copy-shop PDF included: Yes, Seam allowances included: Yes, Overlapped pattern layout: No.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba


UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format


PDF Printing

41 Pages

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    5 out of 5 Striped Gemma Sweater


    This pattern is such a fun sew. Everything goes together beautifully and the sewing order from the tutorial is perfect. Don’t forget to mark your notches when you cut out the pattern, they will be very helpful to you while sewing. This is my second Gemma Sweater and I guess the dress is next. 🙂 I skipped the drawstring at the bodice hem and I also skipped the elastic in the sleeve hems in this one and I like how that looks too.

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    Gemma Sweater


    I really loved the front bodice lines on this pattern. So, much so, I decided to make it in red and black. I made the sweater version only because I do not wear dresses too often. The pattern comes together really fast when using an overlocker. The instructions are quite explicit and easy to follow. I do suggest that when constructing it to follow the order suggested in the instructions. They are done in that way to ensure you get perfect corners. It’s especially important when using contrasting fabrics like I did. I had to unpick some of my overlocked stitches (not fun when you have to unpick black thread on black fabric). This top is such a fun garment to make and it’s quite versatile. One can use some of those leftover fabrics you cannot make another garment. For more details and pictures please see the link below:
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    Gemma Sweater


    A new, warm top for Pilates classes was top of my sewing list and I set to work on the Gemma Sweater by Named Clothing, using a lovely tangerine fleece-backed jersey knit from Ditto´s fabrics and some quilted knit scraps.

    I cut a size bigger as our Pilates studio is chilly and I need to get a couple of layers under the top, but otherwise made no alterations to the pattern. The pattern gives you the option of a dress or a top, and although they share the same construction technique, the dress is not simply a lengthened version of the top, but is shaped differently with considerably less ease. However, the real magic begins with the construction of the front – the girls from Named have such a clever and fun way to piece the shapes, all the while giving you clear directions. Like many busy sewers I whiz up lots of knit tops, but this time I really enjoyed the process and the result is very effective. Plus, that upside down V on the front certainly gives you plenty of scope for customising your Gemma Sweater.

    The pattern also has gathered cuffs and a cute stand up collar, which add to the warmth factor (Named is in Finland after all). If your knit is a bit floppy you might need to add stretch interfacing to the collar, but this knit was substantial enough. At the eleventh hour I decided to leave off the draw string waist and leave the bottom straight.

    The top got plenty of admiration at Pilates, but it is great with jeans and boots too. Another version is brewing in my mind right now….it´s too much fun to only make once.

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