I’ve made three more Grainline tiny tee tanks already- loving this pattern! It’s perfect for refashioning since it doesn’t take much yardage. You can see my first make here.
All three tanks are refashions, two are remade out of my husband’s old polo shirts and the blue green gauze above is from one of my woven baby wraps for Ami. Can’t believe my youngest just turned 3 last week- feels like only yesterday I was wearing her in this wrap!
I used Jen’s tutorials for the binding and hems + for these makes I used her technique for french seams. I love the finish and how clean it looks. I sized these one’s down to the size 6 (my first was an 8) and like the fit much better. I really love my blue and purple version’s pocket- I used the collar buttons from the original shirt to make my pocket. For that version I also used the material on the reverse since I liked the slight sheen and the reversed lines. I don’t have a pic yet of it worn but I’m sure I’ll have a pic of me wearing it for Me Made May- so look for it in my weekly roundup on Thursday! These were lovely quick makes and I’m sure I’ll be making more in the future. Such a great wardrobe staple!
I’ve got a lot of new makes in the works that I can’t wait to share with you! I’m dyeing with madder (red and orange shades) today (my wide leg capri’s), and with alkanet (lavender/grey) (two new makes) as soon as my alum mordant comes in. I made a cool boxy top out of an organic cotton lycra mix and some beach pants out of an organic double gauze using two Burda patterns- can’t wait to see the dye results! Plus I just place an order for some beautiful fabrics from Marci Tilton– an ikat knit, a lovely vanilla stripe linen, and a Marc Jacobs chambray-my early mother’s day gift. Also working on some swimwear for the kids this week- some rashguards, board shorts, leggings and skirted bottom. I think the kids are almost as excited as I am to sew these up! Off to sew now!
Love to see all the variations — they look like a summery wardrobe staple. You have the cutest little one.
Thanks Annie! These tops are so perfect for the weather here! I do have some cute kids :)
I absolutely love all of these tanks! And I really really love the idea that they are refashioned! Great job and perfect for the summer :)
Thanks Eleyna! I think the refashioning is the best part too- my husband gave me a pile of shirts so I have lots to work with!
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