Hand Stamped Fabric Tank

Look how beautiful this fabric is!  It’s another lightweight cotton woven from Fibers to Fabric; this one is hand stamped.

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I only had one yard, so it was a tight squeeze to make this one.  I used the (sadly!) retired Grainline Studio Tiny Pocket Tank pattern – with zipper mod.  I’d made this one before, so I knew I liked the way it fit.  I was pressed for time and I already had this pattern cut out, otherwise I would have used a current pattern so that you guys could sew it up if you wanted to.  A few similar patterns I’d consider:

I knew I wanted a bit of ease because as you may have seen on my Instagram, I’m pregnant. 🙂  I sewed this up before I wanted to let the world know.  But I ended up getting a little bigger faster than I anticipated so I wanted to wait to share these pictures until after I had to chance to tell some people.

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Can you spot the tiny pocket?  Haha.  I purposely cut it upside down, but on second thought I probably should have done it on the bias for more contrast.  Ah well!

I also cut the back upside down and added a seam because it was the only way I could get the pattern to fit on my limited fabric.  BUT that actually came in handy because I do need a swayback adjustment.  So it was quite easy to take out the excess with that seam.

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I decided to add the exposed gold zipper down the front for added interest, plus it is now nursing friendly for later on.  I definitely still need practice with zippers because I do still fear them!  But every time I do one I realize it really isn’t that hard.

The armholes and neckline are finished with bias tape, so that made it pretty easy to deal with the zipper as well.

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I’m also wearing pre-pregnancy chambray Patterns for Pirates Linen Loungers, which I made last year.  The elastic waist is still pretty comfy.

That’s it!  I really love how it turned out, the cotton is just so lightweight and breathable for summer.  I’m sure it will be awesome as it gets hotter!

Elisabeth

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