Drapy tank

I thought that I was done with sewing exercise clothes but this remnant was quick to sew up this afternoon, and I wanted a quick project that didn't need a change in overlocker threads.

I got the idea from this drape drape project.  I think mine is shorter and possibly less voluminous, because I was working with a remnant.

I started with a tank pattern (I used Vogue 2946 and cut away the back armholes to give more of a racer back shape).  Then I extended the underarm horizontally, as much as the fabric width would allow.

I'm planning on wearing it over some of the sports crop tops I made.  It is very airy, which will be good in summer, but doesn't offer any sun protection, so it will be more for indoor exercise.  It would look great layered over a black long-sleeved tee, but I don't have one of those.


  1. This is genius! It looks great.

  2. Good on you for finding a way to avoid changing threads and using up scraps! Such economy of movement and material I much admire!

  3. You are right on the money with the look. It is also so comfortable to wear gym tops that have wide arm holes.

  4. I really like this singlet.

  5. Great top. It's nice to be a fashionista even when you're exercising!