19.11.15

Tank Dress, 2nd draft

I have made the next version of my tank dress.





I made all the changes I outlined after my last version.  I went for a less full skirt, and made it shorter as well, as that seemed to suit the width best.  The two skirt patterns are interchangeable, so I can pick which one I want in future.  The more scooped neckline turned out as I envisioned, though it does slip around a lot more.  The amount of blousing seems about right.  I changed the dart to a side dart...the sides still droop but I think that this is a function of the extra ease from being a pull-on style and the drapiness of the fabric.  The fabric is a rayon print from Spotlight.

The mind plays funny games.  When I make up something that I have drafted, I ALWAYS can see changes that I should make for next time.  Well, this time I was happy with the pattern, so my mind started saying...well, it is just a tank dress, pretty boring really, nothing to get too excited about...I really have to work to keep the negative thoughts away.  I like this dress.  It is comfy and cool and perfect as a casual summer dress.


7 comments:

  1. I think you are right.... it is a perfect casual, cool and comfy summer dress. I like this skirt the best... all the proportions seem really good. You should be please... negative thoughts be banished. I just looked at it again... it is really a terrific fit. I love the sash belt too. It looks really good at the back too.

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  2. I agree, its a perfect fit and lovely summer style that is custom fit to you... it looks great!

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  3. In my experience the 'simplest" things can be the hardest, they demand perfection. So don't beat yourself up at all about making the perfect fitting tank dress! I bet you'll wear it heaps :)

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  4. I love the changes you have made...the proportions are very pleasing. Simple is hard!

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  5. It's great! You've achieved the magical proportions I've always strived for in a tank and have never quite gotten. It'll be a great base for more elaborate stuff if you want, too.

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  6. It's fab. I really like the fit of the bodice/neckline.

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  7. It looks so cool to wear. The sort of dress you wear when it is really too hot to think about clothes so "pretty boring" is actually perfect - but so hard to get right. Most clothes for very hot weather are too fussy and clingy.

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