I love racerback tanks. love them. I think my shoulders look awesome in them. That's about the only reason: I love my shoulders... in a racerback tank. Probably comes from all the years as a swimmer. Competition suits are all racerback. What is racerback you ask? well, here it is:
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my fav racerback tank-
I love all the organic cotton jersey knits becoming available, and the animal prints are killing me. You may remember my Charlie Harper plantain blow out, well, I am adding lots of tanks to it now.
The tiny pocket tank from Grainline, with madewell neck alteration, and racerback-
My guide after the jump
My favorite tank top is a self drafted pattern, that I am trying to make into a pattern available for you! I have a lot to learn about pattern grading though. While the method for construction is very simple, I am apprehensive about releasing a pattern in just one size: mine. Well, It will come.
The Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank with all the edits proved slightly more difficult to explain than construct.
I thought this would be easier to explain, until I worked on it. Here is the outline of my pattern edits:
2.The neckline binding length is shorter, but the armhole binding gets longer.
3.I shaped the racerback with rounded rulers, but a plate edge might work just as well.
4. In the end I added a pleat to draw up the extra neck from my edits. I think this might be avoided if you keep the original back neckline.
5. I added an inch to the front and back hems.
If you try to do this, let me know how it goes, add a link in the comments, so we know where you are!