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The Earth Intruder Tank Top

Added Jul 21, 2011

by mynameisdavid

Bronx, New York,...






This is my first garment that I made without any help, and is now quite possibly one of my favorite shirts. I chose the biggest size because I was unsure of the fit, since the pattern I chose was a women’s pattern. While I think I’ll choose a smaller size the next time, I kind of love how big and a bit ill-fitting it is. It’s super loose and perfect for the beach. I’ve been wearing it out and about, too, although, as it is so loose, am guilty of the occasional nipple-slip from time to time :/

Carol, BurdaStyle’s Partnership Manager, gave me this beautiful fabric from Robert Kaufman, which I absolutely adore. I’m really into marble prints at the moment, and I love that it’s paired with polka dots :)

BTW..the title of the project is a song by Bjork, which is amazing and currently stuck in my head.

Material Notes

cotton fabric




Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Jan 16, 2012, 05.16 PMby martinK

    you are looking realy happy with this project! Go on to improve your skills! it is so much pleasure to make your owm clothing.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 11.35 AMby blueshoegal

    Loving the fabric! Has an earthen-Afro-Space feel to it. Looks good on you too :)

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    Aug 23, 2011, 04.51 AMby bacontreefrogger

    Love the shirt, love the song!

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    Jul 23, 2011, 04.03 AMby sew4my3

    Oh David, it looks like you really enjoyed sewing your “Earth Intruder Tank Top”. I am with you on the fabric, it is absolutely gorgeous. Also, don’t worry so much about the fit, especially if you like the looser fit. Personally I like this style on you. You did a awesome job!

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    Jul 22, 2011, 07.22 PMby loyl8

    great job for your first!!! perfect for a NY summer heat wave

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    Jul 22, 2011, 06.38 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    lovely top and BRAVO for your first selfmade project without help!

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    Jul 22, 2011, 01.49 AMby jescarose

    LOVE the fabric! x

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    Jul 21, 2011, 07.03 PMby wzrdreams

    easy breezy. you look so cool and comfy. good job!

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