I’ve been busy enjoying my best friend visiting me from the East Coast this week. Despite having almost twice as many kids in the house (she brought her 4 to play with my 5), we did manage to get a few things sewn up. One of them was a tank top made from the Girl’s California Dress & Peplum pattern.
Her middle daughter won’t wear any clothing she deems too tight-fitting. Luckily, she was a big fan of the California Dress tank top that I made her last summer. So this week we dug out some silky feeling wild animal print jersey and I whipped her up a new one!
I love how versatile this pattern is with its multiple length cutting lines and two different bodices that can be used interchangeably for the front and/or back. For this tank top, I used the scoop neck bodice on both front and back. I also attached the neck and arm binding like a t-shirt neckline is done rather than folding it around the seam allowance and to the inside. I think it gives the California a bit more casual look and is a little quicker to attach this way.
I made her top a size bigger than she measures just to be certain it wouldn’t be too tight for her liking and I left out the elastic waistline for the same reason. I must’ve done well because she loves it!
Well, I’m off to enjoy their last day here before they head home!
Happy Sewing!! ~ Joelle