Monday, 15 February 2016

The Transforming Tank: Part Five

A while back, I started a series that I called The Transforming Tank.  This idea behind this series was to start with a pattern for a basic tank top and to continue to alter the pattern to create different looks.  I thought it would be interesting to see how the tank would evolve over time.

Recently, I was doing some cleaning and sorting in my sewing room when I came across the original tank - from Part One of the series.  I was about to throw it away, when I began to wonder if it could be saved, and if I could create something interesting from this plain muslin.

Searching my scrap pile, I found a long piece of fabric that was eventually to become the trim, which is hand-sewed along the tank's neckline.  The piece was not long enough to go all the way around the perimeter of the neck opening, but I kind of liked the idea of keeping it asymmetrical. 

Then, I headed to the fabric store, where the box of teal dye was jumping out at me.  I love to hand dye things and I was pleased with the way the colour turned out once the fabric was washed and dried.

Lastly, I found an old broach in my jewelry drawer that I decided goes perfectly with the colour of the tank.  I love the pop of colour it adds, and not only that, I love that the broach can be changed whenever I decide I want to create a new look for my tank.


To read more from The Transforming Tank series, click here:
The Transforming Tank: Part One
The Transforming Tank: Part Two
The Transforming Tank: Part Three
The Transforming Tank: Part Four

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