Sewing

Simplicity 1107- A flowy, summer tank top

I made these tank tops back in 2016, so I’m a bit late in writing this post. But I like to document patterns that I have used so that I can remember what I’ve sewn. So here it goes:

Simplicity 1107 is described as a high-low top that can be made with several variations including sleeveless with or without side and back contrast, short contrast sleeves, or half sleeves with front lace overlay. I chose view C which is sleeveless without the side and back contrast.

This was an easy sew. I was not even a year experienced with sewing when I made these tops in the summer of 2016 and there were no complications and the directions were very easy to follow. I learned how to use single fold bias tape for the first time using this pattern. The bias tape is around the neckline and armholes. The V at the neckline is mitered so I learned how to miter corners in clothes using this pattern. I had a lot of practice with mitering since I made cloth napkins that year for my Etsy shop, so the mitering was easy for me. These days, I have difficulty with mitering so I should brush up on that skill.

I like the V neck of the top. The two individual pieces at the top and the two pieces at the bottom make it look a little different. It has more fabric in the back, so it’s flowy at the bottom.

I used crepe de chine fabric that I bought from Fabric.com. I bought mostly crepe de chine when I first started sewing.

That light blue at the top on the penguin tank top wasn’t on purpose. I made a mistake when cutting. Luckily, the wrong side of the fabric looks just like a lighter version.

Happy sewing!

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