on the bias tank
Oooo, yes, it feels so good again to just do something. Just make something that I just sketched out and not care if it really turned out or not. As an extra bonus I figured I could add it to my work attire (ha, it's quite lacking for summer). I made this tank similar to one I already have and love.
I used a Free Spirit Solids Voile (although I can't find the name of the color - it's a deep navy blue) that I had gotten from Pink Chalk a long time back. I wasn't entirely sure what I would make with it, but this seems as good as any! I might even have enough left over to make a cute little skirt for one of the girls.
I traced my pattern from the existing tank, and cut it on the bias. I used some precious pieces from my Liberty of London splurge as bias tape facing around the neck and arm holes. I like how it's still minimal and streamlined looking to the average viewer, but I know there's that cute little floral in there - just for me.
Now before I let you go thinking like I'm cool, like Rae who can pump out an amazing top in no time flat, I did manage to forget to add a seam allowance for the side seams. Oops. It actually fits like a glove (miraculously), but I'm usually used to layering tanks under my tanks, weird habit? Ah well. This doesn't need it and with a little lightweight cardigan I can wear it at the office.
And don't worry, I'll definitely be trying this same style in knit, oh yeah!