Tiny Pocket Tank test

Added Jul 27, 2012

by laurenp

London, United K...

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Description

A test version of Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank.
Colette’s Sorbetto didn’t work for me, so I wanted to try this one out. I am really pleased with the fit.
I made it up in some stash jersey I had little fondness for, even though the pattern calls for wovens. I would highly recommend this, I’m really looking forward to making another, with the tiny pocket.

Material Notes

cotton/lycra jersey

Difficulty

Novice

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Women

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    Jul 28, 2012, 02.09 PMby wildcatspow

    Cute!

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    Jul 27, 2012, 10.13 PMby Mary Athey

    the tops lovely x

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    Jul 27, 2012, 03.43 PMby NyssaC

    I love this tank, and I like the print too! I’m trying my hand at my very first jersey tank copied from a favourite shirt I own. I jumped over to your blog to read more and see that you did a really great hem on yours. I’ve been fiddling with the hem as I don’t have a serger/overlocker either. I’m not sure I’m satisfied with it. You mentioned a technique you learned on the internet…is there anyway you can post a link or describe it? I would love to use it on my tank.

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      Jul 27, 2012, 05.14 PMby laurenp

      Thanks!

      I can’t find the exact page unfortunately, but this one’s pretty good: http://3hourspast.com/2012/05/13/pictutorial-knit-binding/

      It has a few different methods, as well as the same technique I used. I stitched over the edge, on the right side, just where the binding and edge meet with a long, narrow zig zag stitch.

      I was initially wary of knits, but they’re not that scary. I find sewing slowly really helps, otherwise the fabric stretches under the needle and you end up with wavy seams and hems. I’ve also heard of tissue paper being used under the hem when sewing, to help stabilise the fabric. Be sure to use a zig zag stitch that stretches and the right needle too. I’ve made the mistake of doing neither before.

      Good luck, I look forward to seeing your tank!

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