Testing for Straight Stitch Designs

greenwood tank 1

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.

greenwood tank 4


 greenwood tank 3 greenwood tank 2

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.


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