Twisted Tank + Dress

It’s Twisted Tuesday!

Laura of the blog Craftstorming + Titchy Threads patterns has organized this fun little tour to showcase her newest babies, the Twisted Tank and the Twisted Trousers.

I chose to make the twisted tank since it’s H-O-T in Virginia already and none of my kids are wearing pants at this point…

 This tank pattern is another GREAT one!  You can stick to the twisted version or you can use the basic tank that Laura includes in this pattern as well.  The twisted one is cool because you can really have fun with bold color-blocking, or print mixing.

I had a decent amount of the knit scraps leftover from our STYLO looks, so I used those- both cotton/lycra blends by a company (that I can’t find much info on), Elite knits.  The watermelon-y red is a really nice color and the off-white just goes with anything of course… the yellow binding is from Joann.

I sewed a size 4 and the fit is so great- Laura’s patterns are so legit fit-wise!  Her Rowan tee pattern is one of my absolute favorites (blogged here) because the fit is just spot on.  The twisted tank follows suit!  Highly recommend checking both of them out!

The instructions are clear and concise and very thoughtful.  And with plenty of pictures to help you along.

I thought I’d play with the regular tank pattern piece as well.  Coco doesn’t love dresses, but she loves this one!

Again, I cut a size 4, using some nice Birch knit leftover from another project.  I extended the pattern down only about 5 or 6 inches below the arm pit, and then attached a gathered skirt.  I used Kaufman dot Chambray for this and it’s super light and bouncy.  Really happy with the way it turned out!  Might need to make about 5 more of these.

Anyway, I think this is a great pattern for summertime!  I made Ellery a couple of nightgowns using the basic tank version, and I’ll share those soon.

I hope you’ll check out Laura’s patterns.  They are so professional, and well done.  I like that they are great beginner patterns, but also include options galore for people looking to make something with some extra details.

Thanks again, Laura for having me along!

Twisted Tuesdays Tour Button

Ciao!

-Erin

11 thoughts on “Twisted Tank + Dress

  1. Oh these are gorgeous! Having a dress lover over here I must say I absolutely adore the dress version 🙂 It looks so comfy and cute 🙂

  2. You did a great job on these! I like the retro feel of the colorblocked tank! Can’t wait to try out this pattern. Coco is just so stinking cute!

  3. I love both of these Erin! The colours in the first one are so fun and summery and the dress is adorable. I am going to have to try a tank dress like yours – good job I made the pattern go down to 0-3 months 🙂 Thanks so much for being on the tour.

  4. Ahhh, that dress!!! Love love love!! And the tank and shorts outfit just screams summer. Perfect!

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