This is a great beginner project or one to start sewing on different fabrics that you might not have used before. This tank is very versatile as it can be made from voile or silks to be dressy and just as wonderful in double gauze or cotton. The tank features decorative mini-pleats along the front neckline. It is available in two shirt lengths. Rebecca will teach you how to construct this tank with expert tips and tricks.
Everyday Tank by Indygo Junction, Inc. This is a great tank that has a flattering neckline and the binding facing can be used as an accent.
Sunday January 29th 4-9 pm. Set up station at 3:30
You can get 20% off for supplies for the class at HRQ
Supplies: Optional Supplies: Sewing Machine Clover ¾” bias tape maker New Universal needle Clear french curve ruler Everyday Tank Pattern Pattern Weights Pins Ironing Board Fabric Scissors Iron Fabric marking pen or chalk Rotary Cutter Red dot tracing paper (1/2 Yard) Cutting Mat Thread to match fabric Flexible measuring tape Seam Ripper Serger (One will be in the classroom Hand-sewing needle for use during class) Use your Bust measurement to determine your garment size. The pattern will tell how much fabric to bring for your size. These are listed on the back of the pattern.
Fabric recommendations: Cotton Voile Double Gauze Quilting Cotton (Doesn't drape as well but still looks attractive) Soft Linen Lawn Silk (Honey Run just got some great new Voile from Art Gallery Fabrics!) Also think about using a separate color for the bias trim.
Fabric needs to be washed and dried! (This is very important for the proper fit of the garment. Fabric can shrink a lot and better to be safe than sorry. Silks may lose some luster but you will probably want to wash and dry the garment after wearing.)
Day of class: -We will be going over the pattern and adjusting the sizing to fit your specific body measurements. This class doesn't go into fitting with a muslin because this pattern fits very well as is. -Once pattern is prepared, I will share how to sew this shirt. -I will also share some options that can be added for the top and a different way of creating a more consistent bias trim. -Begin sewing of project.
After the class: I will be creating a “Fitting 101” class that will take these patterns and go into how to fit them even more. Once you take this class, you can take the next level and fit the pattern even closer! I have also created a Facebook Group for us to be able to share our projects together. Just search “Make clothes that fit.” Looking forward to sharing my love of sewing garments with you! -Rebecca