7.03.2012

Tiny Pocket Tank - Take Two


You know those times when you make something and it has some teeny-tiny thing wrong with it and everytime you wear it you spend the whole time looking at that thing until in your mind it becomes some glaring mistake that you're convinced that everyone else can see?  (Please tell, me I'm not the only one who obsesses over these things...).


Well for once in my life this is not one of those time - not because this tank doesn't have it's fair share of mistakes (because it does) but because for once I love this top so much that when I wear it I manage not to obsess over the things that are wrong with it.  Yes, the fit is a bit small across the bust and causes some wrinkles above the bust area when I wear it.  And yes, I shouldn't have taken in so much fabric when making the two little pleats on the neckline.  And yes, the stitching is not perfect.  But gosh darn it, I love my little tank anyway.

It ain't perfect.  But let's face it, neither am I.

Pattern: Tiny Pocket Tank by Grainline Studios
Size: 8 with 1/2 inch taken up in the shoulders
Fabric: Robert Kuafman's London Calling Sorbet

13 comments:

  1. I love the pleats and I love the fabric so everything is just peachy! All we now need is some Sunshine! ;-)

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  2. Cute! I think with this top, a wee bit small up top is better than the alternative, as I have a similar one that gapes a bit too much. Glad you can see past your little mistakes... Just think of them as little details that give your handmade top character. :) it looks great!

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  3. i totally love it also. i think i am going to buy the wiksten tank pattern! i have the tova but i think i really need the tank! oh heavens, i just checked this pattern and it is only $4.50!!! sold! xo

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  4. super cute! i love the fabric you chose!

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  5. Sweet! I tell you what you did get perfect - the print placement. So symmetrical!

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  6. So cute! i love the little pleats! i'm right there with you on adult sewing, though. I'm ultracritical of every mistake i make, whereas i'll buy the cheapest, misaligned H&M or Old Navy clothes and not even notice. So weird.

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  7. it looks great on you! and that fabric is so soft, i love it. gorgeous!

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  8. Whew, glad you battled your demons and got this one done, it looks lovely :o)

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  9. I love it!!!
    I am also one of those that obsesses... But I don't think it's possible to make something without at least ONE mistake! ;)

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  10. It looks soft and comfortable and lovely! I find I tend to obsess less and less the more I wear an item, hopefully that will be your experience too. It looks great! I completely relate to Kristin - I hold my sewing to a much higher standard than RTW clothing, but that's just silly.

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  11. When I knot or sew I obsess over my moderate to large mistakes. So if yours are tiny, you're doing pretty well.
    Nice tank, pretty mama!
    XOXOXO
    C

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  12. meant knit. not knot. though, come to think of it... my knitting is knotty.

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  13. you're not the only one who obsesses over those things

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