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Foxglove Tank from Baste and Gather

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Foxglove Tank Woven - Swoodson Says

 

Check out the first woman’s pattern from Selvage Designs, the Foxglove Tank! The designer, Lauren Dahl blogs at Baste + Gather and has lots of Adobe Illustrator tutorials on her blog if you’re a tech-savvy crafter.

I received a free pattern as a tester, but all opinions are my own, per usual.

Let me tell you about the Foxglove tank!

If you’re thinking to yourself, wow Stephanie looks 8 pounds lighter and like she might die.. you are right. I sewed these the day before I fell victim to the most tenacious stomach virus I’ve ever had, and snapped shots the first day I felt semi-human. I’m looking forward to sewing another one —  but I wanted to be sure and share now since it’s such a fun summer sew!

Foxglove Tank - Swoodson Says

 These pictures show the first version of the pattern – it has since been updated with a slightly curvier back seam. First up is my woven version, sewn in a mystery piece of woven fabric with a tiny bit of stretch and drape to it. I sewed this one with the center front and center back seam – a detail that I should’ve taken a close-up shot of. I did not size up from my measurements for the woven fabric, and think it fits well. The neckline and armscyes are finished with bias tape.

Foxglove Tank - Swoodson Says

I love the silhouette;  normally racerbacks end up showing my bra straps all over the place no matter what I do, but the cut of this one avoids that problem.

Foxglove Tank - Swoodson Says

Even better, the pattern also works in knit! I have an absurd amount of fabric from matching the stripes in this maxi skirt, so I was happy to put it to good use for a comfy Foxglove.

Foxglove Tank - Swoodson Says

For this version I cut both the front and back on the fold, so it was super quick to sew up. I serged the hem and used strips of knit ribbing as bias binding instead of bias tape.

So, have I convinced you to buy your own the Foxglove Tank* pattern and make one for yourself this summer? I think there is so much possibility here- color blocking, lace, tunic length.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, here are a few other tester blog posts!

Monica at Adirondack Inspired

Raphaelle at Deux Souriceaux

Emily at Lady and the Gents

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Ajaire

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

It looks so good on you! I hadn't noticed anyone else sewing the seam at the front and back, but I like that option. I'm glad you mentioned it!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Thanks Ajaire! It's a fun detail, but a bit time consuming so I think quite a few testers skipped it. If I was willing to be super patient and careful while sewing it, I think contrasting thread would be cute!

Meriel

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Oh, I love that! I might have to check that one out...if the sizing is high enough ;) I like racerbacks too but I have the same bra strap issue, I don't like them hanging out all over the place.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

I would be surprised if you didn't think it would fit you, unless you've eaten 5000 donuts since I last saw a picture of you!! There are more tester pictures on Lauren's blog: http://basteandgather.com/foxglove-is-live-lets-hear-it-for-the-testers/

Terri

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Great job! I've yet to sew an article of clothing for myself, but I might have to try making this in a knit. This top looks cute and comfy too!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Thanks so much Terri! It is a really fast, easy sew - promise :)

Deby at So Sew Easy

Tuesday 1st of July 2014

Sometimes the simplest of ideas work out to be the best ones. The style at the back really makes this something special.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 1st of July 2014

Thanks so much Deby! I didn't have any racerback tops before this one and I love how simple but different it is.

Maris Olsen

Monday 30th of June 2014

Love that Foxglove, eh,Stephanie?

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