Today we have a free tank top pattern to share with you….
Here’s the deal: I’ve been making myself some tank tops to wear over my swimming suit while I’m with my kids at the pool….then I made me some more to wear as shells…and then I couldn’t stop making them.
I made a pattern that I like!
I like the neckline, the length, the fit in the shoulders and the bottom hemline. PLUS they are super duper easy to make. All I do is sew the front to the back (right sides together) and then serge around the neckline, the armholes, and the hem. From start to finish it’s like a 30 minute project.
So I was telling Elizabeth about my obsession and she said that she’d scan the pattern in for me so I could share it with all of you…and so we did.
So if you want the pattern you can down load it here:
There is only one problem….and it is a problem…it’s only in one size…mine.
That’s so dumb…I know we aren’t all the same size…so the pattern isn’t helpful for everyone…
I wish I was a mad pattern grader but I’m not. So I am sorry…I wish I had it in all sizes….maybe one day…but until then I can only give you what you’ve got.
And what I’ve got is not a lot…especially when it comes to my chest measurements….Which reminds me…(and I can’t believe I’m posting this) I usually wear a size small shirt…but I also know sizes differ so my bust measurement is 34″ and my waist is 27.5″. Hopefully you can use those measurements against yours to see if this pattern would work for you.
Alright, is there anything else I need to tell you?
Yes, I made this shirt from some thrifted, two-way stretch, polyester rayon but you could also make it out of knits or chiffon or cottons….
Also, I just serged around the neckline, hem, and arm holes. However, you could easily turn those areas under and top stitch to have a more professional looking top. (Or you could finish them off with bias tape….or make mock facings…)
Ok, that is everything…and again I’m sorry I don’t have a free pattern in all sizes…but maybe one day, one day….