Thursday, June 18, 2009

Silk Tank

This is a project I finished long time ago but did not photograph untillately.
It all started by me liking the new loosely cut tops, like the ones below from Alexander Wang and Rag and Bone (courtesy of and The cut is sexy in a subdued way.

I posted earlier that I intended to use Burda 7661 View B but then did not and drafted it by myself, copying the armhole of a tank I have. This is the muslin I made a few months ago:

Fabric: Floral silk charmeuse from my local fabric store Textile-o-Phile;jsessionid=9ADA420BB3C7982D88C538DCF692B430.qscstrfrnt01. The lining is also silk from the same store. I love the watercolor-ish print and the muted colors.
The top consists of essentially 2 tops, shell and lining, attacked at the armholes and neckline. That, of course, eliminated the need for facing.
The hem is finished with a narrow hem.

Somehow it took me two muslins but I ended up with something I was truly happy with.


Leslie said...

Adriana this is beautiful!! Love the shape, you nailed the feel of the Alexander Wang ones out right now. I'm curious about your lining method though, how to you attach everything and turn it right side out again?

Adriana B. said...

It is actually easy
1. I do the F and B separately, attaching at armscye and neckline.
2. Turn B with the right side out.
3. Insert the straps of the back between the lining and shell of front. Essentially, the back straps are inside the front straps. Baste (make sure you do baste). Sew. Turn to the right side.

katherine h said...

That fabric is gorgeous. A beautiful top...looks like it would feel beautiful to wear.

gigiofca said...

That's beautiful! Nice job :-)

Gail said...

I love the fabric. I'm all for understated looks and this is so flattering on you.

Hanie said...

hello...From Malaysia
i like's this stail simpel n nice to see..

a frock a day said...

I love your blog. It's so wonderful to see a fashion blog that focuses more on DIY. I wish I could sew but I think I passed my Home-Ec classes because my teacher took pity on me. :-)

And I love the fact that you're a mom!

Jenaveve said...

This is lovely and has a nice drape. Beautiful!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Congratulations on your citizenship! And your top and pants are lovely

Tany said...

Simply perfect! It must feel like a dream next to your skin!