Working on my professional wardrobe

As some of you may know, I recently graduated with my MPH… which means now it’s time to put that degree to good use! I’ve slowly been on the job hunt this summer with traveling so much, but now that the whole fam is back together at home, it’s time to find a job! Looking at my closet, most of my professional clothes are when we lived in Texas prior to having my son…  about 5 years old! It’s time for an update and a break from athletic wear.

Here in Tucson, because of the heat, professional looks are a bit more casual. I can get away with wearing sleeveless tops… but I’ll probably need a lot of cardigans/jackets for when inside with the AC. When I first started to work on expanding my handmade clothing, I began looking through patterns and landed on the Lacy Slope Tank by Greenstyle Creations.

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This pattern comes with an option to add sleeves and a hood for a more casual look. There are also three lengths built into the pattern from top to tunic length. I went for the sleeveless option in the tunic length.

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The pattern is a looser fit drafted for woven fabric or knit with about 15% stretch. I had neither on hand, but did have some Liverpool on hand that I had ordered from Amelia Lane Designs. ALD is local here in Arizona, so packages get here incredibly fast. I got one the next day… pretty awesome! This was my first time ordering from them, and I was not disappointed. This Liverpool had limited vertical stretch, but about 100% horizontal stretch. It is lighter weight, at 10oz, but works great for this pattern! I had never ordered Liverpool before, so wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

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Construction on the pattern was pretty straight forward for how a tank pattern begins. Instead of bands or binding like on many knit patterns, the pattern uses facings. I haven’t finished openings this way for a long time, so I carefully followed the directions. I like the solid look of the finish when using facings!

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I paired the Lacy Slope Tank with some Super G’s and flats. I need to make another pair of matte black leggings to wear with more tunics this fall. Any fabric suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

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I definitely think when winter rolls around that I’ll make a long sleeved version with a hood. Sounds so comfy!!

You can find the fabric here.
The Lacy Slope Tank is here.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers!
Caitlin

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