I think Grainline Studio is fantastic. Their patterns, tutorials, and their past clothing line – hound, all of it. I was browsing around the web and came across a pretty tank top from hound, which looked to be a similar cut to the “tiny pocket tank” by Grainline. I cut a triangle at the fold, added seam allowance to the tiny pocket tank pattern, and just like that, a new pattern was born. Here’s the result.
Fabric: 1m reddish-pick and 1m white butter crepe fabric. Both for Rs. 50 / metre from a “matching centre” in Ahmedabad. I was lazy and couldn’t be bothered to come up with a new colour combination although I did think about it which should count for something
Time: 7 – 8 hours! This was also my first time sewing with crepe, which more than tripled the amount of time required. I also did french seams all over. I wonder if there is an easier way to do bias binding with crepe fabric – that was one horrendous part. I ended up swearing at the machine a couple of times which is no fun. The top right bit of the triangle in the front is so messed up and so is the entire neckline. I realised too late that I forgot to understitch!
Anyway, while it doesn’t look as nice as the hound version and the top of the triangle doesn’t match, it will do for now.