I have tendency to do this every summer.
Right as the season is coming to a close, I start sewing tank tops like I live in an oven.
Oh wait. I do.
It’s called Texas.
But more importantly, I’m headed to Palm Springs today for our annual Sisters/Cousins trip!
So you know…citrus fabric, swimsuits, tank tops, and Thrifty ice cream seemed like the right move.
(If you’re from California, you know what I mean).
((Chocolate. Malted. Freaking. Crunch.))
(((Dude. I miss it so much in Texas)))
And I’m totally loving this tank. I don’t sew nearly enough for myself. But already this summer I’ve made two versions of this tank, a swimsuit coverup, and I have another outfit scheming in my head.
What I love about this tank top is how easy it was to make.
The pattern is self-drafted. And I used the Citrus knit fabric, from my fabric collection called Fiesta Fun.
Because this fabric just makes me feel happy!
And the fabric is so stinking soft. I know I’ve said this before, but Art Gallery knits are really some of the softest that I’ve ever felt. And I like the weight—not to light; not to heavy—just enough to keep some structure around the armholes…which I did by creating a 1/2 inch double fold binding (like making knit bias tape). It’s similar to what I did on the Scooter Dress for Clara a few months ago. I keep playing with my method of attaching it. And I’m really enjoying it.
If you’re new to sewing with knits I have post with tons of tips HERE and a good video HERE.
The good news about knits, is that you can sew them right on your standard sewing machine! In fact for this tank, all I used was a zigzag stitch. So easy. And cute.
I seriously love this tank!
I’m going to keep going with more versions. Maybe a subtle ruffle “sleeve” attachment.
And if I’d thought it through better, I would have waited to TAKE my pics in Palm Springs…where the colors and mid-century love is everywhere
….along with barrels o’ cactus, and 100 degree weather.
But we still have plenty of that in Texas.
Have a good weekend! I’ll see you poolside!