That 70’s Tank

Okay, so the tank isn’t really 70’s at all, but the collar fabric reminds me of the 70’s so there you go.  I finished my first garment from my pattern that I made using what I’ve learned in Cal Patch’s Pattern Drafting class on Creativebug.  The fabric is some I’ve had in the stash for a while, with the intention of making a top, and the collar is some I picked up last week to coordinate.  I love how it turned out!


I decided to make a tank pattern off of my original pattern that had some slight waist shaping but no darts, just to see what that looked like on me.  I have a feeling there will be a lot of trial and error to figure out exactly what I like, but that’s good as I’ll end up with a variety of garments from that experimentation.  I really like how this one turned out!  It’s not perfect.  I had to adjust the shoulders, as I discovered after doing the bias tape on the armhole that it didn’t have enough slope.  I tore out the binding and just gave the seam a bit more slope.  It makes it lay down much better and I will adjust my pattern for future sleeveless tops.

Overall, I really like this shape on me, and I definitely anticipate using this pattern again and tweaking it slightly to make it do what I want.  I am also glad I did the collar.  I thought about just leaving it off, but I think it adds a lot and I wouldn’t like it as much without it.  Big thanks to my Instagram friends who told me to go with it!   I got maybe a little too excited and bought a bunch of fabric today, so I guess I better get to sewing!

8 thoughts on “That 70’s Tank

    • Thanks! :) I’m sure I made it sound fancier than it is…I just started at the middle of the seam and made it slope down as I went from the middle to the edge of the sleeve. I didn’t even rip out the other seam as it is in the seam allowance now, so it’s not as pretty on the inside as it could be but it looks right on the outside, so I’m okay with it.

  1. Your top turned out really cute! I have Cal’s pattern drafting book and I plan to sit down and take her class in the next month or so. Glad to see you’ve enjoyed it!

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