Monday, July 31, 2017

{Hip Hop Tank} Tour

Hello everyone and WELCOME to day one of the Hip Hip Tank Tour! I think it's one of those patterns that is so often forgotten about, but we are here to CHANGE that baby!!! We have a lineup full of inspiration and hacks for you to get you through the last little bit of summer that is left, and stay cool in style.


I was SO torn over which version to make because they are all so unique, but ultimately I decided on just a solid tank because I need more solid staples to add to my capsule wardrobe! Believe it or not this is the FIRST Hip Hop Tank (aff.link) that I have ever made [OMG] which also solidified my decision to make the plain tank. I try to make a basic version of all patterns that I own so that I can familiarize myself with it, understand the construction, as well as the style. I then find it very easy to match specific patterns to garments that I see in store and want to "hack" for myself. It's so much easier to make myself a properly fitting garment than try to buy one....and that's why I enjoy sewing my own wardrobe!!!



The overall construction was super easy and ANY beginner could tackle this EASY PEASY! The hardest part was attaching the bands, and even that is super easy and I could probably do it in my sleep by now. I really like the fit of the tank and is very similar to some of my favorites from Old Navy YEARS ago. I ended up using a Bamboo/Spandex fabric blend from Fabric.com and it is SO amazingly buttery soft, however I do not care for the way that it drapes and clings to my mum tum...but it is part of me and I have to learn to accept it!



The Hip Hop Tank is available in sizes XS to XXL for Women as well as 4T-14 for Girls. If you are looking to spruce up your wardrobe a little, I would encourage you to try some of the other options that are available:

  • Basic Tank
  • Tulip Back
  • Button Placket Back
  • Color-Blocked Back 

 


I am already envisioning a few hacks as well that I plan to work on soon! Make sure to check bay daily and visit all the inspiration this week.


7 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful color on you.
    I made one for my girls last summer, and one for my mother-in-law with an upcycled silk button down shirt for the back portion and the binding. It's a very adaptable pattern!

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    1. Thank you so much! That sounds so awesome...and definitely very adaptable!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

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  2. Your makeup is on point. :) Love the color.

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  3. Love this color! Also, your bands are what I wish mine looked like. So well done.

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  4. I'm going to echo the color comments. I love this teal on you! You are such a stunner!

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