I took a little personal time the other month and left work early to shop at the marketplace at the Sewing and Stichery Expo. Unfortunately, I had forgotten that I have an extremely low tolerance for crowds and after about one hour all I could think was "get me the hell out of here!" Fortunately, I was able to pick up one or two great things before I high-tailed it for the closest door. My favorite find was some ombre batik fabric. Not only are the colors gorgeous, but the hand on this fabric is lovely and much less stiff than regular quilting cotton. In fact, I fell so madly in love with this fabric that I bought one yard in this color way (which is bluish) and then I finished off a bolt in a gray color way. I'm hoping that the gray fabric will one day magically be turned into a dress for me. I'll add it to the ever-expanding list of things that I'd like to get around to making one day.
After sewing everything up it became apparent that even with the modifications the tank still appeared too loose and shapeless because of the open back, so sewed up half of the back opening by stitching down the back hemline (just like Natasha did in the tutorial). Problem solved! In fact - note to self - this would have been a much better solution than trying to sew a significantly smaller size in the first place. You live, you learn.
Now go and enter your own shirt in Rae's Spring Top Sewalong! Go on now!