I love a tank top. I am always hot so I wear them year round. I’ve been on the hunt for my perfect tank pattern and the new Rio Tank Top from Sinclair patterns in top of the list. By far the cleanest finishes on a tank pattern I have yet tried.
If you hate (as I do) hemming curves you are in for a treat because this tank is hemmed using a facing. You get beautiful enclosed hem with a perfect curve and point at the sides.
The pattern also has my favorite binding method (previously seen on the Gaia Tank pattern). Perfect for those of us who don’t have a coverstitch machine but want a professional looking finish.
I made both of mine a basic racerback tank, but the pattern also comes with a color blocked option and dress length. It also has two back options – racerback or classic back.
My first tank is made in a gorgeous Art Gallery cotton lycra knit. This is a size 6 bust, graded out to an 8 waist and hip in the regular height. Have I mentioned lately how lovely it is that Sinclair provides multiple heights on all patterns?
I took the opportunity of the faced hem to do a contrasting fabric on the inside. No one sees it but me but I love little details like that.
The second one I sewed is a rayon knit from JoAnn fabrics. This one is a lot lighter and has a good deal more drape to it. And oh so comfortable!
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