Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I love you like a love song, baby

So this post feels a bit like a cop-out, in that I just posted on Monday about a tank top I made. But dude, it's summer. This is what you make in the summer! Especially when it's 105 degrees outside. At 8pm.

So today I'm showing you another variation on our basic tank sewing tutorial. If you haven't tried it yet, you should! It's my single most used self-drafted pattern, and now has five versions of it I've blogged about, including this one. It's been on constant repeat! 1 // 2 // 3 // 4, and....

...five! I actually think this one might be my favorite. No really! I know I say that every time, but this time I really really mean it! See, I've got a secret, and that secret is that even though I try and avoid it for the blog, I wear a lot of black. Or grey. A lot. And so this version of the basic tank makes me super happy down deep in my black soul.

I used two different kinds of fabric for this one, a jersey knit for the back and a really lightweight cotton print for the front (cut on the bias for those of you who are're not? Pretend you are for me!)

Here's a simple recap of how I made Basic Tank v. 5.0:

1. Choose fabric! Either two contrasting fabrics or two of the same color, with jersey for the back piece. Next time I'll use color, I promise. Cut out your pattern pieces.
2. Finish the front piece with bias tape, I show you how to do that in detail here.
3. Fold over the edges of the back piece of jersey and pin really well. Jersey resists being pinned and will roll.
4. Sew it down! Then you'll sew your back and front pieces together at the shoulders and sides. You're done!

There you have it! Thanks for checking out my slightly repetitive tank top post, and hopefully this inspires you to do some summer sewing of your own. And if you're looking for a place to start you can check out our sewing page!


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