So recently I’ve had the honour of testing for Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs.
Her new tank pattern the GREENWOOD is everyday meets adventure, it is a very comfortable tank top with two back versions and a nice low wide front.
It comes in sizes 0-24 and is nested in a way that allows for grading between sizes.
I measured at a 6 chest, a 8 waist and a 10 hip so I graded accordingly. Details instructions are given in the tutorial on how to do this.
This red tank has an added band as I didn’t have enough length , But I think it turned out real neat, and its super comfy to wear. Its just a pity that we are coming in to Winter in New Zealand so these will be filed away until next year. I’m planning a few merino ones though.
Another tester tank I made was using a cotton lycra from Ixat that has lace printed on it. I love this fabric and am so glad I got to make something for ME out of it. I make Brylie these leggings and was gutted there wasn’t enough left for a pair for me.
I really like the scoop of the neck, but would adjust the width of the tank next time as the straps sit a bit far out on my shoulders, this however is nothing to do with the pattern and all to do with my body type/shape.
So what are you waiting for, you need this tank in your life, it will be a staple in your wardrobe.