Hi! My name is Judi and I have a pattern review for you. It was my pleasure to make Indygo Junction’s Everyday Tank.
Indygo Junction describes the Everyday Tank as follows: “Classic tank top which features decorative mini-pleats along the front neckline. Finish with bias along neckline, arm holes and curved hem. Available in two lengths. The short hits below the waist, the longer hits mid-hip.”
The Everyday Tank is available in size XS to 3XL (up to a 54″ bust and 56″ hip).
There were a couple of things that caught my eye with this pattern:
- It is made from a woven and not a knit
- It has slightly more detail than most tanks
- It comes in my size!
I would consider myself to be pear shaped as I am 5’8” and my bust is 50” Bra size is a 44C. Hips are 55” but are not really an issue as this top does not cover the fullest portion of my hips/buttocks area.
I made the 3XL size in the longer length. I suppose I could have made the 2XL and graded up for the hips but I would rather have a more generous fit. I detest the thought of exposing my bakery… you know, muffin top and rolls that you can see because the fabric is just a little too snug. I have made way too many patterns that were just a tad too snug and I won’t wear them…what a waste!
The added style to this tank would include the pleats at the neckline, the cute rise in the hem on the sides and the binding at the hemline…this is great for anyone with a fear of hemming on a curve.
I found the directions straightforward and easy to follow. This would be a sew one in a day for most, I think. I used a quilters cotton that I loved. I only had about 1 ½ yards so I had to piece my binding together but I think it’s hard to tell because of the randomness of the print.
On the pattern rating scale of 1 – 5, 1 being the lowest, here are my thoughts:
Size Range: 5 The pattern is multi-sized through 3XL.
Instructions: 5 Completely easy to understand – no questions here!
Construction: 5 Goes together with no surprises
Final Fit: 5 Very pleased with the fit (and 3XL can be complex)
Overall Rating: 5 This patterns delivers, in my opinion.
I will be making some more of these for summer. It will be nice to wear 100% cotton when the temps soar to over 105 degrees in the summer. On my next make, I will probably gather the neckline instead of using the pleats just to see the difference in appearance and try a lighter voile for the fabric. I think I will also take advantage of opportunity to make the neckline, armhole and hem bindings in a contrast fabric for added interest.
The pattern was provided by Indygo Junction but all opinions are mine based on my experience making this pattern.
Giveaway: If you’d like to win a copy of the Everyday Tank, comment below by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, March 12 to be entered in the giveaway. Have you made an Indygo Junction pattern before?