SO, last week I posted these photos of a tank dress I made. When I sewed it up, I kind of just did it on a whim and actually loved it. Since then I’ve made two more… because I am a creature of habit, I suppose 😉
To make this dress, I used the Grainline Studio Tiny Pocket Tank. I cut a size four (the one I’ve been using forever) and pasted the bottom of the pattern onto freezer paper. I extended the lines of the pattern about 12″ (depending on how long you want it to be!). The tank pattern has a subtle shirttail hemline, but for the dress I wanted to exaggerate it a bit, so I made the curve more noticeable. When I put it on, I had no waist & hated the way it looked. To fix that, I made a mark where my waist was and on the wrong side of the dress, I sewed 1/4″ elastic to the dress, stretching as I went (for this, I lengthened my stitch a bit). For this dress, I used my gold bias trim.. ooh, la, la! See how easy that was?
Here are some photos for you to see —
Have you hacked any patterns to fit your need lately?
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