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The Duo Tank

Added Mar 26, 2012

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






David found this beautiful, textured fabric in a small fabric store for a discounted price. Of course, how could one resist lovely, cheap fabric?

We decided to make a tank top with it, using the beginner-friendly 02/2011 Mesh Shirt pattern. This pattern is great because it comes with both a tank top and t-shirt pattern. Either one could be created by itself for a single, chic garment.

Instead of making just one tank top with David’s fabric, we decided to make another one in cotton batiste, and used it as lining. We then shortened the outer tank top and kept the original hem of the lining underneath for a unique, two-tiered effect (a similar idea is seen in our Two-Tiered Skirt project). Rather than hem the ends, we simply serged them for a decidedly bohemian feel.

This look is perfect for summer days at the park, or midnight strolls along the beach. And as David shows, this pattern can be suited for either a man or a woman, and easily be completed in a single weekend.

Beginner-level sewers may have a bit of a difficulty creating the lining, but feel free to create a simple tank top without it, or experiment with another variation of your choice.

Material Notes

Novelty fabric and cotton batiste.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian
Cotton, Linen



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    Apr 10, 2012, 08.42 PMby Indi CF

    David, dude, that’s nice I will soo take that from your closet.. muy creativo…. muy lindo..

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    Apr 9, 2012, 01.20 AMby mary serah koroma

    I like it David also di pant…..

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    Apr 8, 2012, 06.05 AMby 5294sandras

    Love it!!

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    Mar 28, 2012, 01.01 PMby postmodest

    oh David, you look good! pants are great as well <3

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    Mar 27, 2012, 02.12 PMby Testosterone

    The deep armscyes are fantastic. It looks comfortable, casual, and with suitable eyes, alluring.

    Two layers, two colors, two textures – terrific.

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    Mar 27, 2012, 08.58 AMby freakusbzzz

    i like the pants.

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    Mar 27, 2012, 05.36 AMby antony chauvin

    ah j’aime bien, ligne sobre et matière du tissu interressante!

    Ah I like, sober line and fabric(tissue) interressante!

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    Mar 27, 2012, 01.35 AMby marec

    Great idea-and a good look for David.

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    Mar 26, 2012, 10.53 PMby notdeadredhead

    I’ll probably add a bit to the front for a higher neckline, but I love it! :^D

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    Mar 26, 2012, 08.06 PMby sew4my3

    Perfect! Also, the background trees in bloom is just gorgeous!

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    Mar 26, 2012, 08.01 PMby Daniel Parker

    I’m Diggin it!

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