Oh yes, I knew this pattern (Seamwork’s Aurora) would be a winner. I love this tank top!
The body is made from a whisper soft jersey that I found on the remnant table at my beloved Pacific Fabrics. The lace on the yoke is a random poly lace I found at the thrift store. It has less stretch, but I am not totally sure you need much stretch for the yoke piece. Spoiler alert – that will be my next experiment! Trying out a woven fabric for the yoke.
I made a fair bit of modifications after my first try yesterday. First, I scooped the neckline down 1 3/4″. I have a handy Vary Curve for this job, but you might need to eyeball it if you try this. Be sure and true up your front neckline so you don’t accidentally get a V-neck or an upwards point. To square it, use a 90* angle (a ruler or a piece of paper work fine) to make sure the fold line and the neckline meet at 90*.
I also lengthened the yoke straps about 1/2″. The taped together pattern had an intersection that made it easy to break apart and retape. Do note that lengthening at that specific spot did widen the straps a tiny bit. That worked well for me, since I always like a wide neckline. But to make the front width match I had to move the top of the front piece 1/8″ away from the fold when cutting it out. That did the trick!
I still feel the armholes are a little tiny bit high. I’ll cut that down on my next version. But since that armhole area is made of knit, it is not uncomfortable.
So, what do you think? Another cute tank in a fun fabric combo that I will be able to wear all through the summer. Here I am wearing it with my white Lindy Petal Skirt, but I think it will also look great with my cut-offs.
See you tomorrow — same bat-time, same bat-place!