August 12, 2011

Stash Bustin' Summer Tank Top

Summer Cotton/Silk Tank Top

I made this new top with fabric leftover from this scarf paired with an altered version of Simplicity 2593. Instead of gathering the front of the top I made a pleat, mostly because I was too lazy to gather this finicky fabric.

Summer Cotton/Silk Tank Top

I also used some store bought bias tape because this cotton/silk blend was too slippery to make self-bias tape. Another lazy thing I did.

I like the fabric and the shirt turned out well, I think, but it still feels a little small. It's weird, I think I just expect woven tank top styles like this to fit differently. I need to remind myself that woven tanks aren't going to look the same as knit fabric tanks.

Summer Cotton/Silk Tank Top

I'll still wear the shirt even though I'm not crazy about the style. I like the shirt more when it is tucked in. Maybe it'll grow on me. Not everything is going to be an A+ but at least it is a learning experience, both in what I like to wear as well as in practicing techniques.

2 comments:

  1. Love the fabric. Strange that you think it fits small, my first thought was that the top was too big and loose for you. The neckline seems too wide at front and back (that's why there is gaping) and there's a lot of extra fabric around your middle middle. Just my two cents. :)

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  2. lsaspacey, I know what you mean, I think where it is small is in the bust line area. I really don't get this pattern, it's big everywhere except where it needs to be.

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