Here in Arizona, we’re still hitting the low-mid 80’s in the afternoon, but the mornings are chilly, around 60 degrees. I wanted to make another comfy casual outfit to last through the beginning of our warm fall. I am on a mission to sew up some patterns in my stash that I’ve never printed and sewn before so one of my makes is a new to me pattern!
I found the Free Spirit Tank by Patterns for Pirates when I was searching through my patterns. I think this was one of my first pattern purchases and I’m embarrassed to say I never made it! To be fair, at the time (about 2.5 years ago) I was still mainly sewing for just my son.
The Free Spirit Tank has both racerback and full back options. I went with the full back since I have quite a few racerback tanks already sewn up. The neckline and arms are finished with bands. I personally think the neckline is very flattering, which is probably one of the reasons this tank is so loved!
I went with the side dipped hem, because I don’t have any hemlines like that in my closet. I actually end up wearing it tied to one side most of the time, though! I went with the tank length, lengthening slightly for my height.
I used some super comfortable 250 gsm Rayon Modal from Pretty Posh Prints. This fabric is really great, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more in another color. Speaking of color, the color is bold and very well saturated into the fabric.
For the bottoms, I had some of the Linen Look fabric from Blended Thread Fabrics in an athletic knit. The grey is sold out, but there are a few other colors still available! I was planning on making Inspires, but at the last minute switched to sewing Brassie Joggers by Greenstyle Creations (not new, and definitely a well-loved pattern of mine). I opted for full length since I knew cooler weather would (hopefully) be coming soon.
I made a size small, even though my hips fit into a medium. I am at the smallest measurement of the medium, so I always size down to accommodate for very stretchy fabric. I still have plenty of room in the leg of these.
I omitted the drawstring for a cleaner look for when “dressed up”. I took in the waistband just a touch since I wouldn’t have the drawstring to help keep the pants up.
I’m glad I finally took the leap on sewing up a Free Spirit Tank. I’m eager to trying out some of the other lengths and hemlines. My favorites are high/low hems, so that may be the first up. These Brassie’s have been in heavy rotation the last month and I’m glad I tried the athletic knit from Blended Thread!
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