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Creamy Silk Spaghetti Tank

Added Jan 30, 2015

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I’ve always wanted, and love to make and wear, a luxe under layer top for wearing under jackets and cardigans. Or, if it’s hot, and I just need to throw on a basic, yet chic (of course! always!) top with a skirt, jeans or shorts, I would reach for this top.

I used Cynthia Rowley’s Simplicity 1366 pattern, view C from this multi-view pattern, to make this simple tank top. I picked up a gorgeous silk charmeuse in a creamy ivory color from Mill End Store in Portland, OR.

I chose to eliminate the facings of the pattern, and just make a duplicate layer to self-line this semi-sheer top. It is cut on the bias, and left unhemmed, at least for now. I may go back and hem it later.

Honestly, I think I could improve on the construction of this top, just to make it look a little more professionally made. The things I could improve on are the turning of the straps so that they are meeting the edges of the tips of the curved edges perfectly, and also evening out the length of the straps as they are not quite symmetrical. Oh well, it’s my first top from this pattern, and it looks pretty darn good to me, despite the flaws, so I think I’ll keep it :)

I do love this top and can see making more of these, possibly adding some additional design features or embellishments.

Material Notes

100% silk charmeuse


Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic

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  • Closet_large

    Jul 9, 2015, 06.17 PMby Christine Borders

    lovely, those things are timeless

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jul 9, 2015, 06.40 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! I agree, this will never go out of style!

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    Feb 8, 2015, 04.22 AMby nrobson

    it looks dreamy and delicate x

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Feb 8, 2015, 06.47 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you very much!

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    Jan 30, 2015, 09.24 PMby chula123

    simple but very classy!! you look gorgeous

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jan 30, 2015, 10.45 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much!

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    Jan 30, 2015, 06.22 PMby Bbtiny

    It looks beautiful and very chic!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jan 30, 2015, 07.20 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you very much!

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    Jan 30, 2015, 10.41 AMby Mary Athey

    It’s beautiful, so delicate and I definatly agree with you about fabric. I have the most gorgeous royal blue silk to make a top (sometime lol) . You did a Fab job on this x

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Jan 30, 2015, 01.53 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much Mary! The royal blue silk sounds amazing! You should make a top out of it, I’m sure you would make a beautiful one and would really enjoy it!

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