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.
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.
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.