I love this pattern so much that I really didn't want to change anything about it except to make it into a dress. I did make a dress (A-line), but let me get to that some other time.
The version I think of as my "wake up, buttercup" tank (okay, I'm not very imaginative, please bear with me) -- was actually my husband's idea. He suggested that I change the front to add a button placket, and I was all, "What? I don't know how to do that! You want me to add what??" (Incidentally, are any of your partners as
First, I made a muslin using two back pieces using this fabric from the Japanese online store Rick Rack because
Third time's a charm, right? Well, I'm pretty happy with the result, though my husband said that he would have preferred a straight tank and not the A-line shape that I went with. (He also told me very kindly while taking pictures that I needed to move my arms away from my body because otherwise they were looking "too big." Thanks, hubs. Always thinking about making me look good, ha ha ha!) I said that I like how the shape covers my bottom, which is just that bit wider since having two children. So there.
The flutter sleeve version is one I have been wanting to make ever since I tested this pattern. I have a favorite tank top that I bought years ago and always regretted not getting two. Well, now I can sew myself one, yipee!! So I tried to recreate it, stripes and all. It was a bit frustrating trying to get all the stripes to match up, but I think I did all right, despite my whining on Instagram about it.
You may have noticed the bunching at the bottom (or, if you didn't, I'm sure you did now). I wanted the tank really long. I am so tired of bending over or crouching down to
This is the one I bought:
Pretty close, right?
Okay, two more pictures and that's it, I promise! I just want you to admire the buttons. They might not look it, but they are pretty
She was pretty disappointed to learn that it was a top for Mommy. Maybe some other time. Don't go feeling sorry for her - she's got tons of clothes already!!
Okay, now for the fun part!
Kimberly is doing a big giveaway on her blog on Friday the 18th with some amazing prizes from the pattern and fabric world. Here is the link to the giveaway!
Be sure to check out the other fabulous bloggers on this tour. There are lots and lots of inspiring remixes!!
Tuesday, September 8th: Meg Cookin' and Craftin' | Jennifer Ginger Peach Studio
Wednesday, September 9th: Ajaire Call Ajaire | Heidi Handmade Frenzy | Stacey Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Thursday, September 10th: Melissa Rebel & Malice | Annika Näh-Connection | Abby Sew Much Ado
Friday, September 11th: Katie It's Hard to Hear Up Here | Jane Buzzmills | Lisa Mabey She Made It
Saturday, September 12th: Allie Indiesew | Jess If Only They Would Nap
Monday, September 14th: Jaime Made By Jaime | Lauren BASTE + GATHER | Sara Made by Sara
Tuesday, September 15th: Audrey Skirt Fixation | Teri Fa Sew La | Hayley Welcome to the Mouse House
Wednesday, September 16th: Emi Just Add Fabric | Rachael Imagine Gnats | Teresa Dandelion Drift
Thursday, September 17th: Kaysie | KZJO'STUDIO | Stephanie Swoodson Says
Friday, September 18th: Andreia In a Manner of Sewing | Nienke Pienkel
Thanks for visiting!!