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Basic Fitted Tank

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Fitted Tank

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Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? recycled cotton jersey tee, button craft thread

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What are you most proud of? I couldn't find the right kind of navy blue shirt for a recent vacation, so I started this the day before the trip, and finished it on the plane - a great way to pass those hours!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you don't like the look of an unfinished hem, you can easily incorporate the hem from an existing tee shirt when you make a new version. This was a men's XL, and I got a nice long tank out of it, and was able to keep most of the hem. I decided to fell the front and back center seams on the outside, and embellish with the herringbone stitch. I felled all other seams to the inside and used navy thread so that the focus remained on the more limited white stitching.

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Lovely! And great tip on leaving the t-shirt hems.

08/02/2013 Flag

The stitching is fabulous.

08/03/2013 Flag
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Thanks, all! I hadn't done the herringbone stitch before, and it was kind of a nice change of pace. Now I'm thinking I need more of these :)

08/03/2013 Flag

Gorgeous! Did you dye the shirt, or was it already blue?

09/16/2013 Flag

Thanks! I made it from a cotton/spandex jersey sheet, already blue.

09/20/2013 Flag

I have one small tip for this shirt: I added a little knot of white thread at the back center neckline ( visible in photo). It looks like sloppy stitching, but its really there to help me identify the back so I don't have to analyze the fit every time I wear it.

09/20/2013 Flag