Making Virginia a year-round wardrobe staple

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If you haven’t already, I definitely recommend that you take a look at the latest two patterns from 5 out of 4, the Women’s and Girls’ Virginia Tank and Maxi.

Both patterns offer the option to make a tank with an attached knee length or maxi skirt, but the tank and skirt can also be sewn as separates to add even more versatility to your wardrobe.  With that in mind, I wanted to share a few different looks showing how you can wear your Virginia year round.

The bodice of the Virginia pattern needs to be made with a knit fabric with at least 25% stretch, however the skirt can be made with either knit or woven fabric.  For this version I made a knee length skirt from woven fabric and included the pocket option.

For a simple yet classic look on those really warm days, I grabbed a pair of flat sandals and accessorized with a simple wristlet and a pair of sunglasses.

This is an easy look to recreate and would be great for running errands, lunch, or even casual Fridays.


Once fall arrives, I’ll swap out sandals for a closed toe flat and be sure to keep a cardigan handy to ward off the early morning chill.


You could also pair Virginia with a longer length cardigan and low heeled boots if that’s more your speed.


Spring is my favorite season and I admit this was my favorite look to show.   I accessorized with a fun necklace, cute handbag, and a pair of heels.


While this is more fancy than my usual, it was still fun to wear.

I promise I didn’t forget about styling for winter but it was 94 degrees and 98% humidity when I took these photos.  I was already sweating profusely and the thought of putting on stockings, boots, and a jacket made me want to cry.  But I hope this post has given you some inspiration on how to incorporate the Virginia pattern into your wardrobe.  Although I made my version one-piece, you can certainly make them separates and include them in your capsule wardrobe.

So tell me about some ways you plan to wear your Virginia this year.


  1. Joan Ellis

    Tasha- this is so cute! Tanks are so versatile and this one is my new favorite.

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