Okay, it’s another sleeveless top :). This time, it’s a free pattern from Workroom Social. Tate top is a racerback tank top with high neckline, round or squared racerback, neckline darts and centre back zipper. I made a muslin using the cropped version with round racerback and I liked the fit, the cropped version was too short though even for my high-waisted skirts so next time I will lengthen it a bit.
Instructions were not included but it was quite easy to construct if you’ve made a few tops before. I made a tunic-length size 8 based on the final measurements and chopped off around 2 inches before hemming. I planned to pattern match the centre back seams but due to a few mistakes while cutting, it didn’t happen.
Top Pattern: Tate top pattern from Workroom Social
Fabric: Ephemera in Mustard – Cotton + Steel double gauze fabric bought at my local online fabric shop The Laughing House for around 23 dollars per yard. I used less than 1.5 yards.
Sizing: 8 – final measurement (bust 36.5)
Design Changes: Used french seams on the shoulder and side seams, overlocked the centre seam, chopped off around 2 inches before hemming, used hook and eye instead of zipper (basically copy Elizabeth’s top, I actually want a gingham like hers)
The Verdict: I love it! As you can see in the photos, I wore it last weekend when we took Muppet to Universal Studios for the first time. (A friend gave us free tickets!) The fabric was really soft and I love the colourful uneven stripes, we got wet on the rides a few times during the day and it still looked ok for the photos.