Added Aug 19, 2012
Racer back tank top I made from McCalls 6333 tank top pattern as a gift for my friend Kelsey. The front panel is made from a sequinned fabric. I underlined the front panel with China silk, and made the side and back from the underside (non shiny side) of silk charmeuse.
This took quite a lot of time to make, mostly because I had to trim off individual sequins from the mesh within the seam allowances as much as I could in order to not catch the sequins while stitching. I did end up sewing over and into some of the sequins, sewing very slowly and carefully so not to break my sewing machine needle.
I love the results of this top as I was inspired by high end retail versions of this style of top, but made it for a fraction of the cost. It is wonderfully soft, drapey, silky and luxurious to wear!
I think this top will look great under a blazer, alone with jeans, nice pants, or a maxi or mini skirt, for a night out on the town.
Sequinned mesh, silk charmeuse, China silk, elastic.
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