Sunday, August 18, 2013

S9776: Tank 1 & tank 2 action shots

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.

S9776 tweaked and done!
I also shaped the side seams. A lot. Shaping the side seams took care of the sway back. Interesting.
S9776 tweaked and done!
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.

S9776 tweaked and done!
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.
S9776: second tank, or pink?

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.)

S9776: second tank
S9776: second tank
S97776 back in progress
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?
S9776 Second tank in progress
Here's a little closer:
S9776 Second tank in progress
I wanted to get an action shot of me leaping:
  S9776 action shots
Or jumping:
S9776 action shots
But it's too hard.
S9776 action shots
Close!
S9776 action shots
I especially like this one, am I imitating King Kong?
S9776 action shots
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.
Princeton farmer's market flowers:  lion's tail
Princeton farmer's market flowers:  lion's tail

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!!

Be well!

11 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful tank Kyle.

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  2. You're a scream. Love how you've made this tank work for you so you can workout.

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  3. I like your fix and glad it worked so well.
    Action shots too - impressive!

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  4. Love this tank for the gym! Why not look stylish while sweating?

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  5. This is ao pretty, and I think anything that makes exercise more fun should be worn. Nice action shots!! Oh, I enjoyed your visit to my blog and thanks so much for the kind comments. lobati

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  6. Looks great! Love the idea of a fancy fabric for workout gear- why shouldn't we look pretty while we sweat!!
    Instead of the dart you could try easing the dart fabric in or gathering instead? May be less fiddly.

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  7. You are going to spice up the gym with that gorgeous tank top.

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  8. Those tanks are beautiful, Kyle!

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  9. Love the tank, especially the pink! Mid-air shots are tricky to master. After spending a whole hour taking mid-air shots on the trampoline (one of the girls I babysit demanded a mid-air photo) I still haven't mastered it...

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  10. Kyle, Your tank top is so cute -- good job! And thanks for the tip about using a teflon foot for sewing with knits. I'm about to start my fall wardrobe, a couple of pieces anyway, and that will include some knits. Thanks again!

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