8.12.10

Embellished Tank


After the success of my ruffled tank, I was keen to whip up a few more.  The main fabric for this one is from Tessuti.  The dotty mesh embellishment is from EmmaOneSock. I cut a long strip and gathered each side to make one large ruffly bit for the front of the tank.  I didn't use the usual method of binding the edges.  Instead, I applied the mesh edge the same way I sewed ribbing onto sweatshirts when I was a kid.  I sewed the short edges of a long, narrow strip of mesh together to form a circle.  I then folded it in half lengthwise, being careful to fold the dots in half.  I lined up the raw edges with the right side of the neckline (or armholes) and stiched using a narrow zig-zag.  I then top-stitched around the neckline to keep the raw edges on the inside.  It was actually easier than applying a binding, which was good because binding knit edges is one of my least successful sewing skills.

11 comments:

  1. looks great. Love your skirt too

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  2. Definitely a favourite from the singlet collection. You've given me an idea for using up some black and white japanese printed mesh I have left over from a project.

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  3. Your entire outfit it darling. I love the top with the ruffle and the dotted binding, and your off=kilter seamed skirt is tooooo cute. I better look back at your archives. I'm new to your blog, but if this look is an example of what you create, I look forward to seeing more creations with a funky touch

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  4. Absolutely adorable! I also wanted to let you know that i enlarged your photo so I could get a better look at the cute skirt you're wearing. I do hope you'll show us that someday

    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  5. Great outfit! I also find binding the edges of knits difficult, so I usually do the edges the way that you have. I reckon that you need a binding attachment for a coverstitch machine to do binding well - I'm generally fairly happy with my results when I do it the way you've just described though.
    And yes - that skirt is wonderful too!

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  6. I like it! Very creative, yet simple. It goes nicely with your skirt too.

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  7. I always use this method nowadays to bind knits too. If it's good enough for Metalicus, it's good enough for me!
    The hint of skirt is quite intriguing too, it looks cute!

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  8. Fab top I love the contrasting mesh it makes it look like an expensive tank from a posh boutique .

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  9. Gorgeous! Nice choice of binding method too, showing off the sheerness of the mesh!

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  10. It does go very nicely with that skirt and I'm feeling a bit of an old hand now because I DO remember your blog post about it! Love that binding, so so cute.

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