7/10/10

Tanks for Triple Digits

Hello All,

Hoping everyone is enjoying their summer and had a Fabulous July 4th.... Is it Hot enough for ya!! 

 With the summer and triple digit temps I needed more tanks and pulled out Butterick 3383: Loose-fitting, pullover top with length variations. A,B,D,E: side slits. A,B: sleeveless. C,D: short sleeves. E: three-quarter sleeves. D: pocket.

  I did Version A, the sleeveless tank, which makes for a great carefree summer wardrobe addition paired with pants, shorts or a skirt.  My first tank was a total wadder, the instructions calls for using bias trim for the neckline and armholes, but after sewing the bias trim to the neckline, I ended up with a wonky neckline.  Off to the fabric store I went to get the same fabric again, only to end up with another wadder and decided the use of the bias trim was not working for me.

Instead I did a partial lining following Green Apples' tutorial and was able to bump out 3 tanks over the weekend.

Green Apples' method is pure Genius.. pics of the process as I followed GA's technique.















After attaching lining at armholes, the side seams are then sewn as well as the lining - separately.




Sheer polyester from Fulton Street Fabrics, Bklyn, NY

Anna Sui Silk purchased during PR Philly Weekend @ Jomar, Pa


Rayon Blend from Virgo Fabrics, Bklyn, NY

Conclusion: An easy project that makes for a carefree garment for those hazy & hot summer days...

19 comments:

Myra said...

What beautiful tanks! I absolutely adore your work! All of them very elegant!

Joyce in NC said...

Just great. They look so easy and breezy!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Fantastic! Boy did you extend your wardrobe by adding these three amazing tanks. And I love how you used the Anna Sui border print.

Kelroc said...

Love your tanks, especially the one in the Anna Sue fabric.

Sister said...

Gorgeous fabrics and great look! Thanks for the details about the lining - I may try that.

Manecoarse said...

What a way to come back and not be defeated!!! I love it.

MAD14kt said...

Great work!

stitchywitch said...

I'm so glad you found my tutorial helpful! Your tanks are lovely - you made some great fabric choices, and they look like they would be perfect to wear in the heat we're having lately!

Tanya said...

So beautiful, I don't think you should call them tanks they're much to elegant.

alethia said...

Amazing tanks and easy sewing.

Handmade said...

Three great tops - thanks for the tutorial - very interesting - and I'm glad someone is hot - cause we're ffffffrrrrrrreeeeeeezing!!

NuJoi said...

Too cute!

gwensews said...

Wow--you have really been sewing up a storm! Love your garments--all of them. As for the heat--bah!

Shari said...

Perfect tanks for the summer. Wonderful fabrics! I love all of them.

Debbie Cook said...

Gorgeous! You are rockin' these!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Lovely tops. Love all your fabrics!

Sheila said...

Thank you for the beautiful compliments.

I wore 3 of them last week and they were comfortable, especially with the office being energy conscious now, for the first time in several years, I was able to wear sleeveless garments w/o freezing. Also, what I love most about tanks, I can wear them throughout the various seasons.

Cas... said...

Looks great! Keep up the good work dear!

Patricia Richardson said...

Love the tops but I WANT that purse!!!