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Stripey Black and White tank

Added Jul 21, 2011

by razzelle

Sydney, Australia






My first finished wearable item!
Really easy item. No pattern used, just based the neckline on a pre-existing tank to make sure it was even, then stitched up the shoulders and sides and finished the hem and edges with a black faux leather trim.
Definitely reccommend using trim for the edges of simple garments like this. Such an easy way to get a professional looking edge!

Any questions let me know!

Material Notes

Black and White striped stretch cotton.
Black faux leather trim.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Grunge, Mod, Rock
Cotton, Leather/Fur

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    Aug 19, 2011, 02.05 AMby AlexandraMarie19

    What pattern did you use? I’m new to this whole thing and really want to make a simple tank! I’m wanting to do a sailor type outfit and this would be perfect!!! This looks so much better than the store made tanks by like a billon times!

    (Sorry I like to use a lot of exclamation points!) :)

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    Jul 22, 2011, 03.00 PMby karamelkel

    Lovely top! I have some black and white jersey fabric in my stash so I think I will give this a try!!

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    Jul 22, 2011, 01.43 AMby micbrown

    I like it. How did you do the trim? Did you use a serger or a regular sewing machine? I would like to make this type of garment but fear I wont be able to acheive a nice finish like yours.

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      Jul 22, 2011, 02.44 AMby razzelle

      I left the edges of the top raw and didn’t hem them at all. I bought a few metres of the trim from my local fabric store, then folded the sides of the trim over the raw edge and pinned it in place. Then I just used my regular sewing machine to stitch it as close to the edge where the trim meets the cotton as possible.

      It was really easy, I’m sure you’ll do great!!

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    Jul 21, 2011, 05.41 PMby Laura Currie

    I love it. Well done I would love to wear this top. Hope your proud of yourself x

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    • Tim-burton-fashion-1009-04-de_large

      Jul 22, 2011, 02.44 AMby razzelle

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

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