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Project #1 Tropical Tank

Added Jul 16, 2014

by Makuaflem

Towson, Maryland...




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A silk casual tank for vacation!! I am a novice, only one sewing class to my credit, I just bought my super fancy sewing machine and I thought I would start with something easy, so I chose Burda Style 104A. This is so simple, Burda gives it away and I loved the way it turned out. My daughter Isabelle is modeling for me in the picture.

I love the simplicity of the design and the exposed shoulders that are all the rage this summer. While I am happy with my first garment, I know that I need to work on the details, (like a straight hem line). This pattern is so forgiving and fabric so flowing that it still works even with a few errors.

Material Notes

I chose a blue floral silk and ribbon for the tie. I made a medium, but if I were to make this tank again I would shorten up the arm holes.




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    Aug 2, 2014, 04.50 PMby cupandpenny

    Thank you for the advice about shortening the armholes! I’m about to make the project and appreciate the advice.

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    Jul 19, 2014, 07.59 PMby Luz Kettle

    Great top! Looks like fun! Glad that you started sewing… You won’t want to stop!

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    Jul 19, 2014, 09.56 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congrats with your first project! You’ve done a great job and the top looks very nice on you :-)

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    Jul 18, 2014, 10.25 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top. Keep going with the sewing, the more you sew the better and braver you’ll become! This is a lovely step and you’ll learn loads here x

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    Jul 18, 2014, 07.05 PMby IDia

    Looks great! And fabrick ITS great!

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