Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ottobre 2-2009 #1 Tank Top

I have very little to say about this pattern. Except I'm going to make a dozen or so of them before I get tired of it.

This is going to use up every useless scrap of knit fabric that I haven't been able to bring myself to throw away. Think of all the cute tops I can make to wear under jackets in the office all summer - and be able to go outside at lunch comfortably dressed!

This even convinced me to find the clear elastic I keep hiding from myself so I could reinforce the underarms.

This takes about 45 minutes from start to finish, including cutting and coverstitching the hem. If I have a bunch of them on the table that can be sewn with the same thread, it will take no time at all.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

That is so cute. How do you reinforce the underarms with clear plastic?

gwensews said...

Perfect! I make tank tops to wear under suit jackets because of the "hot" issue. Plus, sleeveless tops are more comfortable, I think, under suit jackets. Yours is so versatile--under jackets, or alone with shorts.

Christy Sews said...

I was wondering about this tank. Your post is music to my ears since I live in tank tops year round due to my love of low cut tops coupled with somewhat puritan views (it's weird, I know).

Lindsay T said...

Great job! Better than anything you could buy.

McVal said...

My girls love tops that need tanks underneath. These are adorable! I'll have to find that pattern. 45 minutes sounds real good!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So cute! That is a great way to use up knits.

Becky said...

Wow. That really looks like the perfect tank top.

Tany said...

Perfect! Well done!