Ahhhh finally. Some sewing for me! I decide to take a break from all the custom orders I’ve been working on to whip up a little something from myself to enjoy!

I don’t generally consider myself a trendy dresser. I tend to try and purchase items that are going to last me more than one season and I’m slow to adopt any ‘current’ styles. This season though, I’ve been seeing a lot of those tank dresses around and tons of tutorials for them. Since I worked in an office pre-child, I really never bought many shorts and now that summer is most definitely in full swing I’m getting a little hot wearing jeans every day. Enter simple tank dress. Nice and cool. No need for a strapless bra. A throw it on and go type of style. The very reason I adore dresses.

Since I am still being very cautious on where we spend our money, I decided to try and and replicate one at home using items I already had. The only thing I bought was some wide elastic for the waist. I referenced a couple of tutorials to guide me, but really kinda made it up as I went along.

Tank Dress

The tank top was one I bought years ago while I was still interning and it shrank up just short enough that it’s annoying to wear. I have a policy in my closet: if I haven’t worn it in a year, it gets given away. Well, I decided to give this one away until I considered repurposing it for a better use. So it lived in my sewing room until yesterday.

The skirt fabric is one that I bought on clearance awhile ago without any purpose because I loved it so much. It’s a sheer black with white embroidered flowers. Very fun. Because it was sheer, I lined the skirt with some black cotton.

Tank Dress

I am really happy with how it turned out and that it only took one nap time to complete! Although, in my head it looked more casual that it ended up turning out. I think it looks more dressy than I thought it would. I guess I’ll just have to make another one with a ribbed tank top for a more casual look and next time I’m adding pockets!

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11 Responses to tank dress

  1. Sarah K says:

    nice job!

  2. sharon says:

    totally cute!

    by the way, the friend i gave the bib/burpcloth set to absolutely loved it. i paired it with a onesie where i’d appliqued an elephant based on the elephant pattern you linked earlier on your blog (that you used for a stuffed toy as a gift). she was a happy mama!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Super cute! I like it!

  4. renee says:

    love it – nice work!

  5. Sheri says:

    I love this dress! Great job!

  6. Cynthia says:

    I love it! I want one! Can you do a tutorial?

  7. Mary says:

    Cute! good job!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks guys! I thought about doing a tutorial but there are already a couple of really good ones out there! I just saw this one yesterday and it is pretty much exactly how I did mine.

  9. Ellie says:

    I love it!

  10. Sharon says:

    totally you! love your hair.

  11. sarahh says:

    It’s adorable and looks great on you!

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