Here is another top finish! I was Flickr browsing last Friday and came across this super cute top, which led me to the pattern for the Tiny Pocket Tank. I loved the simplicity of this top, and the pattern is only $2.50! I was sold. I had just bought this pretty floral print from Joanns. I totally have a weakness for pretty floral prints. So many of the fabrics in my stash are florals. I can't help.my.self. I don't know what it is. Do you have a weakness for certain prints? It is a cotton/linen blend and perfect for a lightweight top.
The pattern was very well put together and came together quickly. The only problem I had was with the size of the bias strips she had you cut. For both the neck and the arm holes they were about an inch and half short, but I just added a bit. Not a super biggie, but maybe measure yours to be sure before cutting! The pattern calls for about 2 yards, but I only had a little over a yard of this print. So instead of making my own bias binding. I used some ready made binding. This pattern has darts which is nice and gives the top some shape.
It is 95 degrees today, so I think I will definitely be making some more of these!
(Fluffy dog tail.)
Juliana was my photographer for these shots, and I have to say she is getting pretty good! ;0) Overall, I would definitely recommend this pattern. I already have my next one lined up. The only thing I am going to change is to raise the neckline. It is a little too low for my taste, hence the use of a cami underneath.
So are you sick of these pieced tunics yet? I made another one yesterday out of the modal spandex I got. I really love the flowy nature of this knit, but it did make it a little trickier keeping it together. I recommend lots of pins! This one is for my mom for Mother's Day. She has already received it, so it is safe to show pictures. ;0)
Happy Mother's Day weekend!