Welcome to 2016! The first pattern for 2016 is the Resolution Bra and Tank. I always love sharing a little bit of myself when I introduce new patterns, so here is how this pattern came to life…
I really, really wanted a workout tank that I could put cute heat-transfer-vinyl sayings on because while I love the ones in the store, I thought it would be a lot more fun to make my own.
While I was trying to really decide what to include with the pattern, I thought, “I love colorblocking!” and my brain thought, “You just did three patterns with colorblocking!” So, I started to look at how I could incorporate a color statement, but something a little different. It was a challenge for me! I love having little challenges in each pattern because it keeps my brain from getting bored. I don’t have a lot of quick and easy patterns in the store because I’m looking for ways to up my sewing game AND help you improve yours! Yes. I said that out loud!
The Resolution Bra and Tank IS a quick and easy pattern, but you get this cool contrast tank where the contrast back wraps a little farther than the side seams so it can be seen from the front. It’s just a small change, but it was a big change in the drafting of the pattern. I love how it turned out, and I think you will too.
Included with the pattern, you get:
- a racerback sports bra,
- a solid racerback tank,
- a contrast racerback tank,
- 3 hem options- straight, curved, or a band, and
- a regular or low neckline.
This is a workout staple for me. I love having something I can put together quickly that will make me smile when I’m in the middle of a tough workout. Some of my upcoming tanks will include witty sayings such as, “I’m classy, but sometimes I cuss,” “Run like the Doctor told you to,” or “Yes, they’re all mine.” (I get asked almost every day if all of my kids are mine!) You can see a sneak peek of one of my tanks that I haven’t quite finished on Instagram. Do you follow 5 out of 4 Patterns on Instagram yet?
What is something funny you’d love to see on a workout tank?
Here are some of the great versions of the Resolution Bra and Tank that my awesome testers made. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do!