Split-Back Tank

Hi Hi! I’m currently making a split-back tank top, and I thought I’d share with you how I’m doing it in case you want to give it a go!

Step One – Buy 1 – 1.5 yards of a knit fabric that you like. [More fabric for a larger size/fit]

Step Two – Find a tank you already like and own to use as a pattern.

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Step Three – Pin your tank to the fabric and cut out one front piece and two identical back pieces [be sure to leave about 1/4 inch around the pattern for the hems]

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Step Four – Cut the back pieces diagonally to create the kite-back cut. You can do them straight or at a curve depending on what style you want to achieve.

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Step Five – Sew the larger shoulder pieces of the front and backs together, making sure to keep right sides together, wrong side out.

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Step Six – Sew the sides of the tank together, wrong side out, and hem all unfinished edges.

Step Seven – Sew the smaller shoulder pieces to the already-sewn shoulders, hiding the edges and staying in line with the seams already in place.

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Then TA DA! You’re all done! Go you!

I’ll show you mine when it’s all finished. [I still have to hem the sleeve holes =)]

Hope that makes some sense, and good luck!

xo

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