Do you ever walk into stores and go, “I can totally make that”, or “there’s no way I’m paying for that, it’s so easy to make!” This is one such top. Although it took me a long time to get around to actually making it, as I had thought, it was super easy to both draft up and sew.
This cropped tank top is a real wardrobe staple and goes well with all high waisted bottoms. The neutral colour is a bonus. I bought the fabric at Vinnie’s (Australian charity store) last year, thinking I would use it to make some palazzo pants. Well, the palazzo pants trend came and went, so I have made something less fashionable and more practical instead. It’s a lovely suede-like material, quite thick and best of all, does not fray.
I must apologise for my lack of blogosphere presence. I do have the best excuse of all, and that is that I am after all getting married in less than 5 weeks (!). As much as I’ve loved the organisation process and making decorations and things, it definitely takes up a lot of my time. Let’s just say I’m really looking forward to the honeymoon.
The pattern I drew is available for download from my Free Creative Resources Library, which you can sign up to access below:
It’s a very easy, basic pattern, but here are some instructions anyway.
- Right sides facing, sew the shoulders of the front and back pieces together.
- Use bias binding to finish off the neckline. I made my own bias binding from the same fabric.
- Right sides facing, sew the side seams together.
- Use bias binding to finish off the armholes.
- Fold up the hem and stitch.