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Natty's Practice Pleated Tank

Added Mar 19, 2010

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






I recently saw an interesting tank top online and decided to try making a similar pattern myself. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far. Tons of pleats and buttons down the front! I think the front looks a bit too much like a vest and the top of the back doesn’t always lie flat, so I’m going to be making a few adjustments before the next round. Since this was for practice, I was lazy with the edges and used a lot of baby hems. We are having very warm spring weather in California right now which is giving me tons of inspiration to make tanks and dresses!

Material Notes

Cotton and buttons.




Garment Type

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    Mar 29, 2010, 07.39 PMby Erin E

    Great summer top! I really like the pleats. They add such a great interest to clothing that would ordinarily be kind of plain.

    I featured this top on my blog :)

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      Mar 30, 2010, 02.05 AMby nattyjane

      Thanks! And super thanks for putting it on your blog!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 06.03 PMby tine-1

    why do I just love every single of your projects ? Again a very pretty shirt.

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    Mar 21, 2010, 03.59 PMby rebeccalady

    i love the buttons, and the back is pretty sweet! i’ve never seen a tank like that!

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    Mar 20, 2010, 09.37 AMby Nicolle Isabel

    Love it. I also wish you would publish the pattern. I have a couple of daughters that would love a blouse like this.

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    Mar 20, 2010, 08.55 AMby jellybean

    Beautiful. I love the back.

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    Mar 19, 2010, 11.22 PMby hawley87

    This is really cool- I love tank tops with a surprise in the back!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 10.20 PMby pixelink

    love the relaxed style, look forward to seeing Round 2!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 09.08 PMby ginasophia

    This really is lovely, I love love love the back, and the vest effect in the front!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 09.06 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Cool idea! Hope you get it right, would love to see a pattern when you do!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 08.32 PMby paunnet

    I adore this!!! You should really consider to publish the pattern you came up with… please?

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      Mar 23, 2010, 08.19 PMby nattyjane

      Thanks for the nice comment!
      I haven’t tried adding a pattern before, but I could try doing a tutorial for this one. I used the Lydia pattern as a base for creating my own pattern and could post those steps in a tutorial.

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      Mar 24, 2010, 03.26 PMby paunnet

      That would be awesome!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 08.32 PMby smallone

    makes perfect ….hold on though this is perfect…nice work! (especially the back)

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