A White Hot Tank From Hot Patterns!

I made this “tank” from a cotton eyelet material that’s pretty lightweight. I put tank in quotes because it’s not what you would typically think of as a tank top. This pattern is for woven material so it’s an interesting take on that style of top. There are variations on the bottom of the tank so for this, I chose the flounce.

Now the problem is that because the fabric is thin combined with the way the top is constructed, I did not like the look of having a partial facing showing through the front and back.

So, rather than take it apart and start over, I just extended the facings.

I did this for both front and back which solved the problem. I might add that this wouldn’t be necessary with a heavier (not see-thru) fabric. I also raised the neckline on this (as I usually do).

But this is a comfortable, versatile top that can be worn into early Fall depending on your fabric choice (and location). In the pictures above I’m wearing the top with these jeans I made a few months ago (best jeans ever!).

That’s all for now.


Hot Patterns Joyful Top

Hello friends. I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I needed to take a little break. Anyway, I’ve been going through some of the patterns I have that I never made and came across this one. 

This was a free download from their site. It can be made from a combination of materials or just one. I had some printed gauze that I wanted to use and I figured this would be the right fabric fit.

The instructions are pretty clear and easy to figure out. I did make a muslin first since I really wasn’t sure what size would be best. I think I ended up making a 10. 

This sews pretty quickly. If you make this, you’ll definitely want to use a soft, flow-y fabric. It really does make a great summer top.

As you can see, I’m wearing mine with a top underneath since I think the neckline is a little low. Next time, I will definitely raise it a bit.

Thant’s all for now!