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07.30.16

WOMEN'S DIY SUMMER TANK |CULTURE|

It’s hot! Summer-ize your tee by following these easy step-by-step instructions master pattern maker Heather Danila put together.

DIY Women’s Racerback Tank

1. Pin Shoulder Seams Together
  • One at neckline and one at the end close to sleeve cap
  • Pull one sleeve into the other sleeve
  • Note: You will have to smooth out fabric and pin, actual stitch lines may not match up perfectly
2. Pin Side Seams Together
  • One at the under arm and one at the body hem
  • Note: You will have to smooth out fabric and pin, actual stitch lines may not match up perfectly
3. Marking Cut Line for Front Armhole
  • Guide 1: 3 ½” at center from neckline towards armhole
  • Guide 2: mark or pin 5” from center front
  • Guide 3: mark or pin 3” below center front neckline seam
  • Create curve using guides towards underarm seam, about ¼” below stitch line
4. Marking Cut Line for Back Armhole
  • Guide 1: measure 5” below center back line
  • Guide 2: mark 1 ¼” from center back towards armhole
  • Create curve pin underarm and neckline continued from front markings
  • Note: Back armhole from underarm will be flat for about 2” and dramatically curve to guide
5. Marking Cut Line for Front Hem Drop Curve
  • Guide 1: measure 9” below marked underarm
  • Guide 2: 2” below guide 1 pin same level at center front
  • Create Curve using guides
6. Marking Cut Line for Back Hem Drop Curve
  • Guide 1: measure 9” below marked underarm
  • Guide 2: 3 ½” below guide 1 pin same level at center back
  • Create Curve using guides

7. Double Check your Curve Lines, it should look fluid

8. Cut!

  • Cut about 1/8” from pins giving the pins some space
  • You’ll need this space to clean up any jagged edges after laying flat
9. Cutting Armhole
  • Make sure that you’re only cutting one side at a time
  • Start at Sleeve underarm working your way towards the front neckline (*if you’re left handed cut the opposite way towards the back)
10. Cutting Hem
  • Start from center front working your way to center back

11.Take pins off and lay flat

  • Check for jagged edges and clean

 

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