It may sound like a cliché, but I believe that life is all about the journey. The minute I get comfortable with something, life seems to throw a new challenge at me. This pattern will help you get wherever you’re headed, in every stage of life. It has enough options to go on, and on, and on…and onnnn. (See what I did there?)
Here’s what’s included in the Journey Tank and Dress:
- Bikini or low-impact sports bra
- Tank or Tankini
- Knee Length Dress
- Maxi Length Dress
- Nursing Option (including a way to hide the nursing clips!)
- Maternity Option
The bust ruching and strappy back adds a lot of excitement to a traditional summer staple. For more information on how to make this pattern more supportive for large busts, please take time to read this blog post for helpful links to supportive fabrics. Supportive fabrics can make the difference between saggy breasts and adequate support! Don’t stop believin’–you CAN build a bodice that will provide good support!! (Yep, I did it again! hahaha I can’t resist.)
Information for fabric and notions and size chart can be seen in one of the pictures. This pattern is intended for medium weight 4-way stretch knit with at least 50% stretch horizontally, such as lycra blends with cotton, nylon, supplex, or polyester. Notions include polyester thread to match, ballpoint needles for jersey or stretch needles for swim knits, 1” non-roll elastic for band, 1/4” knit elastic for bust ruching, 3/8” clear elastic for arms/neck/back, Wash Away Wonder Tape (optional but recommended), Removable swim cups or sew-in bra cups (optional), and 1/2″ or 5/8″ Nursing clips or snaps (optional).
This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XXS – 3XL. Included in your purchase is a professional tutorial that includes pictures and drawings to help you sew up your new favorite top. The files also include professionally drawn pattern pieces formatted for 8.5×11, A4, and A0 printers. PLEASE only use the A4 formatted pattern pieces if you live in a country where the standard paper size is A4!