Item number one on my SWAP list – tan tank. Check! This is a top intended to put underneath jackets and sweater for work. (Not with lumpy jeans.)
Fabric: Rayon/Lycra jersey from Emma One Sock. (They have it many colors.) I made another top from this fabric last year (which was a fail) and had a just tiny bit left for the tank.
Pattern: I copied and old cotton ribbed RTW tank and then tweaked it a bit. You can see the shoulders are cut in. I actually made them wider than the original by an inch on each side to make it bra friendly.
I used a 4 thread overlock for the seams and bands. I then used a long single needle straight stitch on the sewing machine to flatten the bands. In the photo below you can see I added a 2″ wide band to the bottom which I think was easier than using Stitch Witchery and a cover stitch.
- No need for woolly nylon in the loopers with this fabric. That’s what I have used in the past, but it’s really not needed.
- For the rayon/lycra, cut binding at 75% of armhole and neck openings plus 1/2″ for seam allowance. Bottom band is cut at 100% of bottom width.
- Rotary cutters are not so bad.