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Reversible wrap tank bustier

Added Oct 9, 2011

by sewgrannysew

Singapore, Singa...






I was given army green lace and dark shantung, to design and make a top without lining. Since both fabric does not drape well, I decided on making this structured reversible wrap tank bustier. There are no buttons or zipper, just ties at 3 different points to secure the wrap so that it does not slip off or gape. The high front bodice gives it a more modest look.

Material Notes

Lace and shantung. Wovens. Interfacing.




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    Oct 12, 2011, 12.20 PMby wildflower31

    I have been searching high and low for fabric that color! Your tank is so trendy.

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      Oct 13, 2011, 07.41 AMby sewgrannysew

      Thanks! :). You might want to try it on other coloured wovens. This colour and fabric may not suit everyone, your choice of fabric could be better for you. Just drape/wrap it around yourself and imagine it in front of a mirror, you will get a better picture, and finally, have fun! :D

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    Oct 11, 2011, 10.03 PMby peaches2218

    It’s really lovely. I adore the solid side. The shape is so interesting.

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    Oct 9, 2011, 09.57 PMby alexus1325

    Amazing! I love the pleats you used to control the fullness of the bust! So interesting that they arrive at the fullness from different directions! I MUST use this concept some day :D

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      Oct 11, 2011, 03.35 AMby sewgrannysew

      I’m glad you like it. Boning is added to the sides, and interfacing to the waist band to hold the top up and in shape.

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    Oct 9, 2011, 04.46 PMby xxBeantonxx

    This is so lovely, you’ll have to post a pattern for it because I definitely need one in my life! :D well done!

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      Oct 11, 2011, 02.07 AMby sewgrannysew

      Thanks….but I’m afraid my pattern pieces are a bit odd. What I did was to do what the contestants did in ‘Project Runway’, that is, stick up paper/toile on my mannequin, then shape/pleat/dart/draw/pin and then take it to the table and cut out the pattern as I would like it. It sounds daunting, but it is really better and faster than tradional flat drafting. The only thing that is of real concern would be the sewing skills level you are at. I really do not know how to explain, it’s all up in my head and I just follow my instinct, sometimes checking my sewing instruction book. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a mannequin (whether sized or adjustable, you can google on how to custom-make your own), it makes a big difference in getting a good fit and designing decisions. Hope that helps.

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    Oct 9, 2011, 02.26 PMby sewgrannysew

    Thank you all for your compliments. :) It’s really encouraging.

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    Oct 9, 2011, 11.29 AMby Timea Schmidt

    This is the most clever idea! Beautiful design and so is the execution!

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    Oct 9, 2011, 11.11 AMby freakusbzzz

    it’s amazing. I might have to borrow your design talent!

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    Oct 9, 2011, 10.36 AMby assets

    I love this top well made, well done.

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    Oct 9, 2011, 07.51 AMby anajan

    This is gorgeous! Clever use of fabrics. Bravo!

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