This versatile knit tank top is going to become a staple in your closet. It is beautiful on its own or under a cardigan, and its slim fit is perfect for layering. I am so in love with it that at first I planned to sew only the scoop neckline version using a white knit with black feathers, and I ended up sewing three of them!
The pattern includes different options: front scoop or henley placket neckline and scoop or racerback silhouette for back. The instructions, diagrams and videos that Melissa provides with the pattern make it easy and fast to sew.
My summer vacation has ended but September and October are still hot months here in Barcelona. To go to work I choose fresh garments for the hot midday, but the air conditioning at the subway or at the museum where I work make the air quite chilly so I always carry a light cardigan on my purse.
For my first version I used the scoop neckline and scoop back option. The fabric I used is a comfortable knit with some spandex in white with black feathers from Telaria, one of my favourite fabric shops. It can be paired with almost all the bottoms on my closet, but I love the total black and white look so I think I am going to wear it a lot with these floral pants I sewed years ago. Both look good with some red accessories that give a pop of color to the outfit.
The second version is the scoop neckline and racerback option that includes a center pleat. I chose a striped blue and white viscose from Telaria, too. This fabric has a nice drape that pairs nicely with the back pleat. The blue and brown combo is always a becoming choice.
I wanted to try Melissa’s henley placket tutorial so for my final tank version I included the placket. For the back I blended the existing options to make a racerback with no pleat. The ochre organic knit with tiny triangles from Mimidae with the contrasting black and white knit make me smile. Do you like my new top paired with a black knit pencil skirt?
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