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Twisted tank - version 2

Added Oct 4, 2013

by Jo Jo

Vancouver, Canada






I made a second version of the twisted tank, this time cutting a 34 and grading out to a 38 at the hips.

I made this version out of shiny, white, hallowe’en satin that I had purchased super cheap for experimenting, but which actually turned out looking so pretty in real life that I wore it to a wedding right away. I bound the outer layer with store bought bias binding and hemmed the inner layer. I eliminated the front seam, which cut down on sewing time and “seamed” to look nicer too… haha. I also adjusted for straight shoulders instead of using a dart on the back of the neck and it worked great.

The satin was difficult to work with for the first time due to the fray and next time I would just bind all of the edges. If anybody has any alternative methods of finishing seams that they have had success with, I would love to hear about them.

I love this pattern and definitely plan on making more versions.

Material Notes

Hallowe’en satin




Garment Type

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    Oct 5, 2013, 11.53 AMby Deanna31

    You could do french seams – sew it wrong sides together 3mm in, then turn it the other way so right sides are together, then sew again 5mm in. Comes out looking great. You’ll find on some mens dress pockets they have french seams too.

    Another way of doing a fine hem is to fold the hem up once, then sew 2mm in from the folded edge, then trim off the excess fabric (so that you have a 3 or 4mm hem), then fold it over again (so its a 5mm hem) and sew again. Easy!!

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      Oct 6, 2013, 04.18 AMby Jo Jo

      Thanks for the detailed suggestions! I will definately try them out on the next project.

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