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Navy Silk Tank

Added Aug 22, 2013

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made this little inverted front pleat thin strap tank top from Simplicity 1615 easy to sew pattern. I agree, it was an easy sew, but it has major sizing problems. I put this project aside for a couple of months before picking it up and finishing it because when I was nearly finished with it, I tried it on and it was HUGE on me. The armholes, the neckline, everything was far too large and gaping on me. I had to take in the side seams and armhole binding quite a bit in order to make it even wearable. I plan to wear this with a tube top or strapless bra under this to avoid too much skin showing. I made this top in size 12, but if I make it again, I will make a size 8 instead. Otherwise, I love this style top and look forward to wearing it.

Material Notes

Silk charmeuse




Garment Type

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    Sep 12, 2013, 04.59 AMby cooi


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    Aug 23, 2013, 12.55 AMby Ridoggs

    Very nice! I imagine, also, that with just a bit of added length, those of us who are a little heavier could wear this well and fill our hunger for feeling a little stylish. I’ll have to try this one!!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 03.20 PMby slmnstyle

      I think it would be lovely for a larger size, even to layer under jackets or cardigans. Just be wary of those gaping sides and low front. Maybe with some little pattern changes it would be perfect :)

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    Aug 22, 2013, 04.35 PMby Phronimos

    So lovely, I imagine this is super comfy as well!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 03.18 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! Yes, the silk feels wonderful against the skin.

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.24 AMby liliv-1

    It’s a lovely style and the color is perfect!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 03.14 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! I love navy blue :)

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.22 AMby Mary Athey

    its a lovely style and the fabrics fab x

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      Aug 23, 2013, 03.14 PMby slmnstyle

      Thanks Mary!

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