Today, I have the New Horizon’s Key West women’s tank. I was just introduced to New Horizons and overall very pleased with the result!
This tank comes with a regular tank back option and a racerback option. I went with the racerback because that is what I was seeking at the time of finding this pattern. You can also had a little pocket, which I did. Never know when you will need a little pocket to put shopping lists, small children’s toys, or buttons that fall off your pants.
Sizes: XXS to 3X (29″ bust to 49″ bust) or (00 to 26)
Skill level: beginner
Time: less than 2 hours
1. Tank back and Racerback
2. Pocket option
3. Tunic length or crop top
Fabric: knit with at least 35″ stretch. There is a stretch guide on page 4, if needed. You will need between 5/8 and 2 yards depending on your size and length of top you choose.
How tos: the pattern dedicates an entire page to tips and tricks for sewing with knits. There are great ideas here for beginner knit sewists. There is a printing guide and the PDF comes ‘layered’ so you can check with size you need and only that size will print.
I’m trying to remember where I found my fabric. It was either at the LA fabric district (Michael Levine loft) or from a little place in Virginia called G-Street. The location that was by my house, at the time, is now closed. I’m so disappointed I missed their closing sales. But to be honest, I don’t miss Virginia. #westcoastisthebestcoast
I slimmed out the shirt a little bit. You can see the difference between my fingers. While I had the pattern out, I drew a few more thinning lines on on the front and back pieces, just in case. This is not a criticism at all, just personal preference as I don’t look good in extra flowy stuff. However, I love that the pattern is easily adjusted depending on your needs. The flowy is lovely during these f-ing HOT temps right now, though. Wearing tight clothes is just not cool during the summer. Plus, in flowy clothes you don’t have to wear a bra. At least that’s what my boobs tell me.