Week 28: Sew a Tank Top

Sew a tank top! Challenge Accepted, it was the perfect opportunity to test and sew the new Pickle Toes Patterns Boys Triple Play Tank for my daughter. I am always looking for great patterns that provide modest coverage for the day-to-day wear during the summer time for my youngest. I love there is the option for colorblocking or the option to have a plain front AND that there is also the ability to have 3 different styles of back; full coverage, atheletic, and racerback. There is also a pocket option with 2 different styles. My children both opted for no pockets.

For this version I went bold with bright red cotton lycra from Central TX Fabric which I have mentioned several times in previous posts (she just started doing monthly subscription boxes for this same knit so head over to the group and get in on that action- 3yds solid is just $28).

My son’s version does not have colorblocking but I knew to make the best use of the Dr. Suess fabric, I had to get the colorblocking on. I opted for the athletic back on the tank for Sweet Pea.

It provides that fuller coverage for the tank but I think next time, I’ll opt for the racerback option.

Instructions are easy to follow and this is a great intro pattern for someone wanting to start colorblocking but is a bit nervous. It took me approximately 30 minutes to sew the top up, so its also a great nap time sew!


I think the next one I may also make out of swim material because it would make a great swim top for my kiddo that sometimes doesn’t want to wear a traditional bathing suit!

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