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Tank Top From AC Sewing + Design Book

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Petite
Style Eco-Friendly, Casual
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What materials did you use? Reused 2 old 50/50 cotton/polyester tshirts acquired at a clothing swap

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What are you most proud of? Merged sizes! I cut the bust out to size M, but the shoulder straps and waist down to a size S. My measurements are bust 33", waist 26"hip putting me between sizes.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it on scrap material. Don't worry about embellishments just yet. Get the fit right first, then go nuts with pizzaz.

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06/30/2014 Flag

amazingly my library has this book and the patterns are intact! I thought of making the top, but the sizing was too small...I will go back and get it and try my hand. I just love the look of this top. Cant wait to see it finished.

07/01/2014 Flag

Thanks for the support everyone! I can't wait to see it finished either - Another "junk"/"practice" project gone right! lol. I followed Tilly's instructions on how to merge pattern sizes here: Really great article, and useful blog!

07/01/2014 Flag

It fits perfectly! Mine gaped at the bust when I sewed the binding on, but yours looks great.

07/11/2014 Flag

I hear you DrFun! The green bolero (also posted under this class) is gaping a bit along my back-bottom seam. I think on my bolero the pucker developed because I stretched the fabric a bit with my fingers as I worked because I was trying so hard to make perfect stitches on the edging. I was a lot more careful on this garment to keep my tension a little looser and it seems to have helped. I suppose it might be the cut as well. Thanks for the comment! :)

07/11/2014 Flag

Love it! Skirt next???

07/13/2014 Flag

Yes! Oddly enough. I cut the cotton last night, but still working on stencil so it may be awhile before photos. Gotta have at least one of everything, right? ;)

07/18/2014 Flag