Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pineapple Tank Top

Such an awesome accidental photo - it's like a pineapple vortex!
HI FRIENDS!!! This is a tank top with pineapples on it! I made it in an afternoon of hanging out with the Awesome Ashley of Craft Sanctuary. We have sewing dates every couple weeks, and I highly recommend them! The boys ask... "So you just sit there and sew... and talk?" YEAH! And sing sometimes too... what could be better? :)

THE FABRIC: Tossed Pineapples on White from Girl Charlee

I love the fun prints offered by Girl Charlee, but the quality of the fabric can be frustrating. I have found, however, that the prints on white tend to be better, as the color is printed on, so less color means less ink means less stiffness. Since I love my Coral Triangles Plantain so much, I purchased a couple more fabrics with fun prints on a white background, and I am quite happy with them!

THE PATTERN: Jamie Christina's Mission Maxi Dress as Tank Top

I cut out this pattern last summer, but never got around to making it. Sadly, my sizing has changed since then (6 to 10 at the bust) so I had to fudge it. Add this to the minimal stretch of the fabric and you get a really snug fit. It is especially noticeable across the back, and at the armholes, but not enough to bother me. I used a wider binding than it called for, and top-stitched around the edges. Ooh ooh! And this is the first time I have done a neck and arm binding flat on a knit - I rather enjoyed it! :) I also added 3" in length below the "cut here for tank top" line.

Well thanks for stopping by! I am always overwhelmed by the amount of view and comments I receive for my blog posts, even if I don't get a chance to respond to every single one - you guys are the best! OH and if you are a SUMMER STASHBUSTER be sure to link up any posts/pics of things you've made by tomorrow (Monday, June 21st) for a chance to be included in the first round-up! Look for that post later this week :)

1 comment:

  1. OMG this is pretty much the cutest thing EVER. That fabric matches the hacked pattern so well!