As I make exercise a priority in my life, am finding a little more motivation to 'get moving' when there's something cute to wear. This coral tank top, made from Simplicity 4192, checks all those boxes nicely for me.
Simplicity 4192 for the awesome pants. But look closely at the line drawing at the tank top, view A and you will see a simple, shaped tank with a little gathering detail center front and a wide neckband. In my eyes I saw a tank top with style. :)
With this top more of a cropped top version, I wanted a nice long tank to go with my exercise pants (i.e. Ottobre leggings) and/or to be tucked in to a skirt for a layered look for summer, so I lengthened the front and back pattern pieces 4 3/4". Why 4 3/4" you might ask? Because that's all the fabric I had so that helped with that decision immensely. :) My measurements fall at a size 12 bust with a size 14 hips..... but as you saw from my last NewLook/Simplicity pattern make, I made a straight size 10 and it was a perfect fit. So after dithering around for a bit, cut a size 12, sewed 5/8" seams and ended up ripping out the last 6" up from the bottom hem and regrading for a little more room there. All seams were straight stitched on my sewing machine, then serged on my serger.
Brooks Ravenna 7 shoes, below, are what has triggered all the lovely springtime pastel makes this season! Love these shoes!
Happy Sewing Everyone! :)