Friday, March 13, 2015

Completed: Modern Cross-Back Tank

We've been experiencing a wonderful deluge of sunny weather here in Seattle lately, and it means that summer really *is* on the way!

In honor of the weather, I completed a fun, basic tank top for the summer. I used this great cotton knit from GirlCharlee. It's described as a "mustard" triangle on mint, but in person it's really more of a gold. It's a wonderful color combination that I personally wouldn't have thought to put together!

I used McCall’s 6751. This is meant to be a wearable muslin, and I did end up having to make some changes to get this to fit correctly. I ended up scooping out the neckline by about 1", including rounding it a bit more. It's a pretty boxy fit out of the package. I also reduced the front piece width by about 1.5". I did this by redrawing the CF line, and I angled it in near the neck to reduce gaping, probably by about 1/4". I reduced the back pieces by 2" each, just slashing partway from the edge and overlapping. That change isn't shown on this version, so I hope to sew up another and that the fit will be a little closer.

Overall, this is a super quick make with some other really cute views. Definitely going to make this again!

1 comment:

  1. Love this top!! The style is very interesting and I can see this as a dress also.


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