Seashore Tank Tutorial

 This little tank is made for summer! Lightweight, carefree and just a touch of ruffles at the shoulders

Seashore Tank Tutorial

Makes a girl happy!
Let’s get sewing!
***Sorry for the terrible pictures. I made this in a hotel room and the lighting was awful!
  • 1/3 yard fabric
  • 2 Buttons
1. Cut out your pieces. I just used what I had and these dimensions seemed to work pretty well. If you want a bit more ruffle to your sleeves you could make those a touch longer. I would also make the bodice piece in the front a little narrower- that will keep your sleeves from sliding off those tiny shoulders {maybe 7″ instead of 8″}. Cut 2 of each piece. ***I ended up cutting those bodice pieces in half later, so you need 4 bodice pieces that are 2.25×8″

 2. Make armholes in the front and back body piece

 3. Gather the body to the same length as the bodice

 4. With right sides together sew the front to the back body piece along the side seams

 5. Turn the edge of the arm hole over twice and stitch.

5. With right sides together sew the 2 short ends of each sleeve piece. ***I forgot to do this so there’s no picture. This will finish the ends of your ruffle sleeves
6. Fold the sleeve pieces in half with wrong sides together and gather along the raw edge. Position your ruffled sleeve inside the strap. You need some room on each end- leave a little more room on one end so you can add a buttonhole
7. Fold the strap in half over your ruffle and stitch across one short edge (the one with a bit more room) and the long edge. Make sure you don’t catch the ruffled sleeve as your stitching. Turn right side out and press

 8. With RST sew the bodice to the the front and back body pieces. Then take another bodice piece and sew to the 1st bodice piece along the top and 2 sides with RST (you won’t be able to sew all the way down the short sides). For the back piece make sure you add the straps.

 9. Flip the bodice piece right side out, tuck all the seams and raw edges into the bodice and then edge stitch shut.

 10. Add some little rosettes and hem

11. To finish the tank just add buttonholes to the straps and buttons to the bodice. Or for you can do it the other way around too:)

10 Responses

  1. Oh, it’s so cute! And, I just have to say that I am always so impressed when you say that you did it in a hotel room. I love how you don’t give yourself reasons to not do something you love. You just go ahead and do it. It’s very inspiring.

  2. Oh my gosh, SOOOOO cute! I’m not a seamstress…but I think I might be able to pull this one off! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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