There is something to be said about a great basic pattern. I’m pretty sure that’s what drew me to Pattern Emporium’s Time Out Tank.
I decided to sew my first tank in the neon heather orange cotton spandex knit that I recently picked up from Girl Charlee fabrics. Both the fabric and the pattern sewed up very nicely – although I was sure that the binding was going to overlap, but never did (which just goes to show you, trust the pattern!).
As for the fit – it’s pretty perfect. I was sort of in between sizes, but decided to go with the smaller to start with (I was trying to avoid blending sizes so that I didn’t have to fiddle with potentially changing binding sizes). I’ve decided that (when I have time) I’ll try out the larger size (which I believe may end up be big in the underarms, but we’ll see for sure) for a summer pajama top and compare how they work out for me. Although by that time, I may have lost the “quarantine 15” that I’m currently sporting and the larger size may not be needed.
Needless to say, this pattern is a winner in my book. Not only is the neckline flattering, it’s a great wardrobe staple and there’s lots of potential for using up some of those smaller pieces of fabric I have stashed away. I’ll definitely be making more of these in the future.