Well HELLO there gang! I’m back from my over-a-month-long hiatus to introduce you to my new friend.. Banjo! He’s an 11 week old Boston Terrier and my new little buddy. Between getting married and obtaining this little cutie things have been a little wacky in the last couple months (hence my interweb silence). But I’m more than ready to get back to business in the sewing room and sharing my makes with you fine folks… plus I have so many great wedding DIY’s to share – including my dress(es). More to come on that when my pictures come in!
Today I have this little floral Tiny Pocket Tee to share. The pattern is by Grainline Studio and its my first time to ever revisit a pattern. I’m trying to do this more often with my favorite pieces to create variety with simple shapes that I already know I love.
With my first Tiny Pocket Tank I ended up lowering the armholes after I sewed and fit the garment. So I knew before I cut that I wanted to make adjustments. I made these adjustments to my paper pattern before I cut the fabric. I lowered the armhole by about 1″, and in doing so had to lengthen by armhole bias binding by adding 1 1/4″.
This silk floral print fabric was some leftover I had from a school project blazer lining that I never blogged. It’s such a pretty print, and so slinky and soft! I did a contrast pocket from a scrap of chambray I used for my first tiny pocket and my vintage romper. I think the navy chambray compliments the floral silk nicely.
As with my other tiny pocket, I finished the insides with french seams. Neckline and armhole openings are finished with bias tape as the pattern specifies. There aren’t a ton of seams in this pattern so the extra step to do french seaming is minimal effort for a really beautiful & upscale effect.
This is such a great and easy pattern to execute. I love Grainline Studio for their focus on shapes that can be used as closet staples. These tanks get a lot of wear. I think next I’d like to try their scout tee.
Pattern: Grainline Studio Tiny Pocket Tank
Fabric: Floral Silk and Navy Spotted Chambray from stash
Difficulty: Super Easy
Adjustments: Lowered armhole 1″
Finishes: French Seams, bias finished armholes and neckline to the inside
Time: Maybe 1 hour?
Sew it again? Truly I think theres no limit to the amount of tiny pockets one can have in their wardrobe. I’d love to give Jen’s dress hack of this pattern a try.
Gorgeous! (And not just little Banjo! What a cutie.)
I’m Jen, just stumbled across your blog via Kollabora, it’s lovely.
And you’re quite right, the French seams just elevate the whole garment. Completely worth the tiny extra effort. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Jen! So nice to meet you! I’d like to think that french seams are ALWAYS worth the extra effort but sometimes I just don’t have it in me. 🙂
Ps love the concept behind your #projectrework! Right up my alley!