A-line Tank, custom length

front & back

I run hot. Maybe it’s because of the stupid thing the doctors started saying a few years ago “at your age…”. Anyhow–the fact remains, so I find myself favoring tank tops over short sleeves. Time for a two-layered tank that I will wear with leggings.

I tinkered with several new things on this project: modifying a stencil pattern (the ‘Circus’ stencil by Alabama Chanin, but customized to be more chunky), cutting stencil material, and using reverse appliqué techniques.

Rather than totally finishing it, I’ve decided to add it to my wardrobe now. When I travel, I can tuck in gray thread/needle/scissors and modify on the go!

Update: October 2017
Because it is so soft and comfortable, I’ve used this tank a LOT. I’ve added more embroidery and reverse appliqué to this piece. Easy enough, but not without a few hiccups: holes poked into the gray fabric. Which equals a good opportunity to learn how to mend my own mistakes!

Pattern Name/No., SourceA-line dress, Alabama Chanin
SizeXXL
Fabrictop layer: burgundy 100% cotton jersey
bottom layer: heather gray 100% cotton jersey
Threadgray
Embellishmentreverse applique
Custom Notestunic length, sleeveless, circus stencil (AC) w/gray fabric spraypaint, straight stitch & backstitch at stencil edges, reverse applique, not all starbursts are cut out, a true work IN PROGRESS!

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