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Cotton Tank

Added May 6, 2011

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I graded the Tiny Pocket tank up to a size 12 (the pattern tops out at 10) by drawing a line through all the corners and pushing out the seam lines by the appropriate amount.
After I tried the size 12 as is, I determined that the armholes and bust dart were too high for me, so this second top I have lowered the armholes and bust dart by 1 inch. I also added 1/2" at the front side seams above the bust; after truing the dart seams below the bust this addition amounted to 1" increase which made the front and back pattern pieces roughly equal in width at the hem. I love the fit, it is very comfortable. I wouldn’t mind if it was a bit more shaped at the waist so I may tweak it further. I have lots of plans for this pattern! Well worth the $. Thanks G r a i n l i n e!

Uhm…. the “based on” feature isn’t working, which sucks because I’d love to point you to G r a i n l i n e’s tiny pocket tank.

Material Notes

Stash cotton, thread




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic


G r a i n l i n e

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    May 9, 2011, 03.43 AMby emily-marie

    sounds like you had the exact same problems I did with this pattern (mostly the bust dart location), except I haven’t gotten around to altering it yet, so I applaud you! the neckline is definitely my favorite part. I might try it in more of a floaty, sheer fabric next time for layering, might cut down on the tent-y feel?

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      May 9, 2011, 11.33 AMby wzrdreams

      good idea. One of the next fabrics I’m going to use for this will be rayon which is very drapey. I’m also thining about using some stash charmeuse.

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    May 8, 2011, 08.35 PMby sarsaparilla

    It looks so comfortable & easy to wear! I might have to get the pattern :)

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    May 7, 2011, 05.46 AMby dtale

    Very simple and pretty. I want one.

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      May 8, 2011, 05.05 AMby wzrdreams

      Thanks! I really like it too. It’s super comfy and will be great when it is really hot and I don’t want anything touching my skin.

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