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Silk, Lace and Leather Tank Top

Added Mar 24, 2014

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






I made this loose fitting, longer length, racer back tank top from McCalls 6359 sewing pattern. I made French seams throughout, and did the inset yoke back using a small piece of lace material.

I have some 3/8" wide lambskin leather double fold trim on hand, so I used this to trim the neckline and armholes.

Next time I make this great tank top, I will widen the bust line and armhole area, as well as the hip area for a more comfortable fit. I might also play with the racer back yoke inset with material, texture and color. This could even turn into a dress very easily!

Nice top for layering, or on its own. I love sewing and making little luxuries such as this top! More on my blog www.odetosew.com

Material Notes

silk charmeuse, lace, leather




Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear, Rock
Leather/Fur, Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Apr 8, 2014, 04.22 PMby yenny lee

    Lovely :)

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Apr 8, 2014, 05.34 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you!

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    Mar 27, 2014, 01.17 PMby sewing fanatic

    divine lacey top!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Mar 31, 2014, 06.06 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you very much!

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    Mar 25, 2014, 10.11 AMby liliv-1

    Very nice compination of fabrics!

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Mar 25, 2014, 07.07 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you! I like all three of the fabrics indiviually as well as together :)

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    Mar 24, 2014, 04.43 PMby mkonieczki

    Great use of textiles in this tank! I love the contrast between the lace and leather. Really, really beautiful.

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Mar 24, 2014, 04.53 PMby slmnstyle

      Thank you so much! It was a fun project to make and nice to wear :)

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    Mar 24, 2014, 09.13 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous, your choice of fabrics was spot on x

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    • Swirlblouse1_large

      Mar 24, 2014, 04.28 PMby slmnstyle

      Thanks Mary!

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