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The temperatures are rising, time to sew up some light and breezy summer tops!
The Everyday Tank
We used a rich, colorful, Free Spirit's Kaffe Fassett floral print for this version.
Try making a tank in a batik like this Indah Batik from Hoffman. The neckline features small pleats at neckline in place of darts. The neck, arms and hems are finished with a bias trim.
The Turn About Tank
Another breezy little summer top that is full of possibilities is the Turn About Tank. We made this tank in an Alison Glass Adorn print from Andover Fabrics.
To see all of the variations and possibilities of this summer favorite, check out this blog - Turn About Tank- 4 Ways to Wear!
Asymmetrical Top & Tunic
A popular summertime favorite is the Asymmetrical Top & Tunic. This pattern also offers two lengths to increase your options and is beautiful in stripes, prints, & solids. Both of these samples are rayon batiks. The blue striped version is the tunic length and the purple print is the top length.
Maybe you want a sleeve?
The Gathered Back Top & Tunic shown in a Moda Nuno print features 3/4 sleeves. This is a pretty length for not-so-stifling summers or air-conditioned offices. However, if you need a shorter sleeve, try reducing the sleeve length to above the elbow or shorter.
For a sleeveless version (see below), try the modifications described in the blog Skip The Sleeves Pattern Hack.