And the last Aurora tank

Aurora tank 5bNow that the July Seamwork magazine is out, it is time to obsess about a new pattern, right? But let me just quickly share the last Aurora tank I made…I did actually make it during the series, but getting things posted is sometimes tricky, especially when I hated these photos so much. Oh well.

Aurora tank 5a

This version also has a cotton yoke, but I lined the yoke with a silky lining. To ensure the lining didn’t peek out at the edges (since it is bright turquoise, I simply shaved an eighth of an inch around the back neckline and armholes of the lining fabric only, making the outer fabric just a tiny bit larger. When sewn edge to edge like normal, this allowed that outer fabric to wrap around the lining just a tad and make it less visible. It worked really well in this simple tank!

Aurora tank 5d

I lined the horizontal lines up carefully, but was super sad when I took these pictures and realized that I could have centered the print on the back and it would have been so, so, so much better! Argh. It didn’t even occur to me until I saw these pictures!

Aurora tank 5c

So, there have been a lot of Aurora tanks on the blog lately. It has been fun trying new combos. I think my favorite is the chambray and pink, but I don’t know…I like the leopard and green, too. What do you think?

Colette seamwork Aurora Collage

Sew Weekly Reunion Pantone Challenge Outfit


The Facts- I just realized I am supposed to name my outfit…oops! Can’t change my blog title now. I declare this the “It’s coming!” outfit. I know fall is coming and I need to face it!

Fabric: Purple drapey knit jersey from LA fashion district, grey stretch twill from Value Village

Notions: Fusible thread, lots of buttons

Pantone Challenge colors: Acai and Turbulence. Bonus: Deep Lichen Green lining! Continue reading