Starry Tank

I have been sewing a few garments for the patternreview sudoku wardrobe contest.  I haven't reviewed or blogged any of those garments yet.  This tank was a bonus sew...quick to sew because the overlocker and coverstitch machine were already threaded, and quick to blog, because there is not much to say.

The fabric is from Emmaonesock.  It is a knit, but not all that stretchy.  I used the leftovers, combined with some black, to make a tank for my daughter at the same time.

The pattern is self drafted, only not so much drafted as evolved.  Evolved from my running singlets, which I think are my most worn self sewn garments ever! I made the following changes to the running singlet pattern;
- took the sides in
- raised the armholes a little.  The armholes are still much lower than my Jalie tank patterns, which makes the tank both cooler and more comfortable to wear.  They still cover my bra.
- scooped the back armholes in less, which means that I can wear it with a bigger range of bras.  Only on this version though.  I made another tank at the same time that I scooped in more.  I really do need more racer back bras or to get some of those hook things to move your bra straps closer together.
- shaped the hem to be lower at the back than the front

 I think that this pattern will become a favourite basic.


  1. I love the star fabric. A great looking basic. Look forward to seeing the stuff you made for the sudoku contest.

  2. Nice tank! I loved that fabric when I saw it at EOS, it's even better on a person!