Added Feb 6, 2010
I call this top Maneater because 1. I was listening to Lady Gaga while making it, and 2. It reminds me of the horribly named wife beater tanks.
blogged here with MORE PICS (especially of the sidedrape)
I fell in love with Hisako Sato’s Drape Drape late last year, but have only just gotten to try out a pattern. Here is No12 loose drape tank-top (with alterations), and guess what! It is a one cut design with only one major seam. Awesome, no!?. Immediately after seeing this, I remembered verypurplepersons similar project in an amazing Nani Iro fabric! Check it out here
Since being in Peru it has been hard for me to find my style of textiles. A lot of the fabrics are synthetic blends, the stretches are mostly heavy viscose, and a great print is hard to come by. So when I set out to make this design I knew I wanted simple t-shirting, luckily I found this cotton with spandex… very thin, but soft and comfy!
I had a lot more trouble than I expected with this garment owing to my new-old machine, that only sews straight lines and zig zags, and all the stretch in this fabric. I decided to make my life easier by doing lazy binding (which gave it a deconstructed rocker look.) I saw this method in verypurpleperson’s racerback tank/coverup and it looked so cute I figured I’d give it a try.
Then I completed the garment and HATED it. But in the end I came to this happy resolution. See the before and after pics at my blog.
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