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Sewing: Week Ten Rayon Flowing Tank-Top

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

Rayon Flowing Tank-Top

Just in time for spring. I did this pattern review last year and this time I tried it with a more fun, patterned fabric. Last time I was super concerned with the pleat at the back, not this time. Easy peasy.

Also – I cut this pattern in a medium and made it work with 1.25 yards of fabric. Score!

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

See how easy it is when you chalk mark out the pleats? Do this and you’ll be fine. It also works well to use lightweight fabric that way the pleat isn’t too chunky at the back of the neck.

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

The little details are what make any home sewing project look professional. Keep those hem lines straight and ensure you’re using high quality thread.

One thing I will admit, I didn’t pin at all on these seams. I serged each edge (the neck, arm holes and then the bottom hem) and then just folded it under twice as I was top stitching. Not that I’m lazy, not at all – it’s that the fabric is easier to work with if it’s not all pinned up. I went slow and ensure that the hem was on track every couple of inches. Use which ever method will work best for you. If you’ve never hemmed without pinning I suggest you practice first before you try it on a piece you’ll be sad if you ruin it.

Happy pinning!

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

This is the final product. So bright, eh? I just love the colours. Not something I could wear once a week, but it will make a statement a few times this spring and summer. Especially under my bright pink blazer – so fun and so full of spunk.

Rayon Flowing Tank Top: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for visiting and I’ll see you again next week – enjoy your weekend and get sewing or baking, or just watch House of Cards on Netfix.

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