My Basic Tank – Pattern Review

Slow Sewing

This is part of my collection of basic tanks. “Basic Tank” is the name of the sewing pattern made by califayecollection. You can find it here if you want. I sewed all of these tanks last year. Batch sewing for the win!

As I talked in my last post here, last year I committed myself to sewing most of my wardrobe. Since I started with a really small amount of clothing and summer had already arrived I had to take action. If you need 10+ tops it is easier and quicker to sew all of them using the same pattern.

The other pattern that I used to sew multiple T-shirts last year was the scout tee. You can read the review for that here if you’re interested.

Back to the tank.

This pattern has a curved hem and it is shorter on the front. It is also quite long straight out of the envelope. I have a very long torso and added no length. It doesn’t have any waist shaping which for me is a plus because I would have to alter it due to my torso.

Basic Tank


Basic Tank

 The scoop neck is fairly deep but modest enough, in my opinion. I would like to note that I do not abide to any modesty rules. I just usually like clothes that are on the modest side. For, me it’s a design preference, not a rule I have to follow. That being said you have to be careful when you bend over!

In addition, there is no bust dart. I am a C cup and I should have done a FBA. The top is pulling in on the top of my arscye which can be motion restricting at times.

Basic Tank

Fabric wise I would suggest to use a lightweight fabric with good drape. I sew some of my own in fabrics with a little body and I can attest that it makes the garment kind of stiff.

The neckiline and arscyes are finished using bias binding. 

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