A goal for this year is to make a couple of items of clothing for myself. I have a unique body type (super-long torso, zero chest, birthing hips), so it would be super-smart for me to be able to make my own wardrobe, or at least master tailoring.
I was ecstatic to trip across the Sorbetto Tank Top FREE PDF pattern from Colette. I have some lovely peacock-printed cotton fabric gifted to me by my sister-in-law, so I whipped up this perfect beginner-project.
I made the top out of muslin first (minus the bias tape and hem) and realized I needed to add some serious length – I ended up adding about 4 inches – 3 in the waist and 1 on the bottom. The darts were perfect, but I did drop the armpit holes a little bit.
I used pre-made bias tape that I had on hand, but it’s a bit heavier than my shirt fabric (an exceptionally soft, lightweight cotton) so it kind of makes the collar sag a little. Not too much, but next time I think I’ll suck it up and make my tape from cotton fabrics.
Anyway I’m really pleased! It’ll be a nice top to have on hand in the summertime.