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« on: March 09, 2013 01:56:34 PM »

I've had this shirt forever and ever. Loved the colors and the fabric, but I never chose to wear it. You know, those clothing items you love, but really don't fit or suit you, so you always pass them by? I passed this by for a couple of decades! And kept moving it from one closet to another. But, I finally took the plunge, grabbed my scissors and voila! A new tank top for summer.
Please excuse the pale model, it is a snowy day in the Northeast and summer is months away. But I never have time to sew in the Spring and Summer...so here I am with goosebumps.





This was the original shirt and the first cut. Always the hardest! I used another tank that I liked as a pattern. The shirt was not quite big enough at the bottom, so there was some piecing on the sides. Hardly shows. Also it was a bit tight across the bust, since the original shirt was a knit and this is a woven fabric, so knit gussets under the arms helped. And I always forget that there is never quite as much fabric as you hope, very little was left over. Some good quilt scraps though.




Now I cannot wait for lovely warm summer breezes!

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013 06:15:03 PM »

That's pretty amazing! I love the fabric, and the new cut is very flattering.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013 06:39:29 PM »

Thank you. It is hard finding tops in colors I like.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013 07:03:06 PM »

Really cute!  Love the back yoke detail and gathers!
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013 08:29:47 PM »

love this recon! Such a cute shirt!
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013 04:14:52 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013 09:07:52 AM »

Turned out great and comfortable looking. Bet you get a lot of wear out of it. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013 09:10:21 AM »

What a great idea. I love the redo.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013 08:47:17 AM »

Oh wow, I have to make a tank top like this! The fabric is great and I love how the back yoke's fabric is different from the rest of the top. Great idea!
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