I really did.
But I have to learn so much more than I have time for right now. ugh. I was working on this and could not get the pattern pieces to print out right. So, this is a teaser. Terribly sorry. I do have one size available as a PDF download, and I will share that.
Do you see that image in the sidebar that says pattern workshop?? well, I am going to be jumping in to bring you several of my own designs… I just don’t know when. If you would like to help me get there, I will put a tip jar at the bottom of this post. My goal is to get this tank in all sizes and downloadable very soon…
Our move is less than a month away, and all of my sewing will be boxed up for a while. I don’t know how long it will be before I can spread out. I am hoping to start teaching a few sewing classes when we move, but outside of that I am not sure how this will pan out. Like I said yesterday, I am trying to pre-plan sewing.
The Cine Tank
The Cine Tank is a simple Racerback style tank top constructed from a jersey knit fabric with at least 25% stretch. I’ve designed the Cine Tank to have a longer front hem and a reguler back hem. A reverse of the classic Hi-Lo hem. This tank comes together quickly and is a great staple for any wardrobe.
This tutorial’s pattern comes in a size small right now. When I can, I hope to learn about grading and publishing patterns.
1 yard jersey knit fabric
scissors and or rotary cutter with self heal mat
iron and ironing board
cut: one each on fold front and back pattern pieces, 2 pieces @ 20” x 1.25” ( arm binding), 1 piece @ 21”x1.25” (neck binding)
all seam allowances are ¼” and included.
1. assemble pattern pieces
2. Cut out your fabric. Make sure the greatest stretch goes across the bodice horizontally.
3.serge, or zig zag stitch the shoulder seams together right sides facing.
4.press your neck binding with wrong sides together in half lengthwise to create a 21” piece with both raw edges together.
5.open up the binding piece and seam the short raw edges of neck binding together creating a circle. You should have a good fold line, so that you can fold the raw edges to match before moving on.
6.find the center front of neck binding using your seam on the binding as the center back. Match center front and center back of binding to neck of tank. Pin at center front and center back with right sides facing and raw edges together. Stretch the binding as you stitch down with a narrow and longer zig zag or serge. By pinning at the center points, your stretch to fit should be even.
7.Press the seam to the wrong side, giving you a nice binding along the neck. Top stitch close to seam line to secure the raw edge/serge.
8.serge or zig zag side seams of tank
9.repeat binding application in step 6 for each arm hole. You will need to stretch the binding more for the armholes. use the same method of finding the central matching points at side seam (arm pit) and shoulder.
10. turn hem under ¼”, press. Turn under again ½” press and topstitch catching the first fold in place.
admire your work, try it on, enjoy!
When you make a Cine Tank, let me know! I would love some feedback on this. You can tag on instagram and facebook : #cinetank #casacrafty remember I am @casakelley on instagram.
The Deer and Foxes fabrics are from Girl Charlee and the Charley Harper Owls and Elephants are from Birch Fabrics and fabricworm. Many Many thanks to Susan over at Crafterhours for helping me with the digitization.