I simply realized that I have a big lack of comfortable yet fashionable shirts and tops, now that we are safely heading for summer. I have had the Tiny Pocket tank for some weeks now, and desided it was time.
The fabric is bought at Fabric.com. I was quite surprised by it, as I have never sewn whit rayon challis before. I actually bought several types of fabric just so that I could get familiar with the different types of fabric and fibres. And the rayon challis is soooo soft and lightwaight, but still strong and sturdy, whit a nice drape to it. I had only 1 yard, so I had to use it on a project that did not take more then that.
Lets try sitting down first, like I do this aaaall the time. Just chilling on my front stairs. No?...
Ok, lets try standing up..
Is this better? Should I have my hands in my pockets, like this?
Does that give a good picture of the shirt? NO?
How about now? What if I untuck the shirt? Maybe that will give us a better idea
of the finnished product...
Now my hands AND my shirt is out. Se what happened?! I gained 10 pounds!...
Lets just take it of and put it on a hanger instead....
If you look closely you see the bias that I used to bind the neckline and armholes. I only had scraps left, but both colours where the same as the shirt fabric, so that went very well. I allso added about 1,2-2 inches on the bottom lenght. I like my shirts whit a little extra length.
The Tiny Pocket Tank is a great basic patter, ment for non-stretch fabric, but I actually made one in a stretch fabric yesterday, and that went very well. But you might want to go down a size.
I can see allready now that this is going to be a pattern for many more tops this summer, along whit my Kirsten Kimono Tee.