Here's tank 1. It's the muslin from last night, but fixed now! This morning I chopped off the FOE and cut the points closer to my center, so the straps wouldn't be so far away, then sewed more FOE on...it's the FOE I bought at Pacific Trimming during MPB Day a week ago.
I looooove it! and it's much more comfy now.
I also shaped the side seams. A lot. Shaping the side seams took care of the sway back. Interesting.
I hemmed it with a 1" hem. I have two RTW stretch lace tanks, but the hem was finished with lace. I didn't have exactly what I wanted in stash. I do have some scalloped stretch lace that is currently sewn to something else...I might unpick that.
So instead of cleaning the bathrooms and tidying up my sewing room and vacuuming (btw, Hal still vacuums downstairs, but I vacuum upstairs. Do you miss my posts with Hal?) I started my second tank. This one is lined (the one above is totally see-through; the white is Izzy).
I underlined with pink jersey from PR weekend NYC 2012, that I bought at Chic Fabrics, that was as stretchy as the lace, cross wise and length wise.
Does it look like lingerie?
Does it look better with white instead of pink?
What I'm getting at, is I wanted to make a tank to wear to the gym. Does this look too much like lingerie?
(It still needs a hem, by the way.)
Here is a typical gym outfit for me, , two ponys, sneakers, and stretchy pants...but with the pink and black lace tank. What do you think?
Here's a little closer:
I wanted to get an action shot of me leaping:
But it's too hard.
I especially like this one, am I imitating King Kong?
Princeton Farmers Market flowers...Tom added these to my purchase this week--called lion's tail. I have never seen anything like this before. The green "pods" are extremely prickly, but the "tails" are quite soft. Each pod had just a few tails the first day, but a whole bunch of tails popped out in the last 24 hours or so.
Anyhoo, if I had more of that stretch lace I would make another tank lined in white or cream, but since I don't and since I bought that lace in San Diego during fabric shopping with Elizabeth this spring, I don't have easy access to more. Hmmm....guess I'll just have to go back to San Diego!!