This is an easy shirt variation that I whipped up and am quite happy with. You can do this in 5 simple steps!
- Start with any basic tank top pattern. Cut the front out as usual.
- For the back of the tank, fold the back pattern piece to make a new horizontal cutting line. (Don't forget to add seam allowance on your new cutting lines.) You will now cut the back in two pieces: For the top piece, cut as normal. For the bottom piece, make it bigger by placing pattern piece an extra 2" from the fold to make the bottom piece wider than the top--this is what gives it the nice drape-effect.
- Go ahead and hem the new cutting lines on the back pieces----the bottom of the top piece and the top of the bottom piece.
- Sew the shoulders, bind the neckline, and bind the armholes.
- When you are ready to sew the side seams, place your back pieces on the front so that the two back pieces just slightly overlap. Now sew the side seams and hem your shirt. Ta-dah!
I love this top and the sassy exposed back. But it is as easy to wear as any regular tank top. Give it a try!
The dogs were dying to be in the photos, so here's a couple pics with puppies!
Hope you're enjoying the heck out of your summer too!