Thursday, May 29, 2014

Eos Tank

I promise I'm not turning into a one-trick pony.  I had to give it one more shot, though.  A while back Alexia (one of the Eos Dress designers) posted a picture on Instagram of a tank version and I just had to try it out.

I'm so happy with it!  First and foremost - I got bold with color!!!  There is NOT A STITCH of yellow in that main fabric but look at me throwing on some big yellow details!  ha!  I know this isn't a big deal for a lot (most?) people, but it is for me, and I'm pretty proud of myself.

Since there are no sleeves and I needed to enclose the arm opening, I had to rework almost all of the construction steps, but it didn't turn out to be as complicated as I worried it would be.  If anyone is interested in the steps I took, just let me know - I'd be happy to share them.

For that fabulous yellow bow I used knit left over from a t-shirt I had previously cut up for a different project.  I just used one layer and didn't hem the edges and it's extra droopy and I love love love that about it.  I'm really into the feminine aspect of the bow on this top, but don't want a super girly structured bow (does that make sense?) so I'm really happy with how this turned out (obviously).  I just cut up some squares, scrunched them up, and hand stitched them to the front to carry a little color and interest over to the front, too.  Lisi Loo kept whipping herself around in front of the mirror trying to decide what she liked best - the bow, or the "flowers".

The main fabric and the lining came from an old skirt of mine.  The skirt was cut on the bias so I didn't really have a choice about this top being on the bias.  Unfortunately, despite my adjusting the pattern to bring the shoulders in and using the 18m size, I think the loose weave and bias cut resulted in a stretched out garment that...womp womp...won't stay on her shoulders.  ARGH! 

Oh well.  She now has three lovely Eos tops, only one of which she can wear now, but two of which I will gaze at periodically in her closet and wait patiently for her to wear next spring.  

As for the pattern, I am putting it to bed until next year as well.  My sewing has picked up again a bit lately with the warmer weather (= dresses!) and I have two projects completed and ready for pictures (minus one hem).  I really needed a win after these near misses, and I got it.


  1. This floppy (maybe drapey is the word I mean!?) yellow bow is just perfect, even better that you made it from an old t-shirt. Very nice.

    1. Drapey - that's perfect! So much better than floppy - ha! Thank you!

  2. LOVE it. I don't care if you turn into a one trick pony. It's a pretty good trick!

    1. Haha! Now if only I could trick Lisi Loo into growing a little wider in the shoulders! No - she's not allowed to grow at all - not ever again.