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.
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The pattern pieces included are formatted for 8.5×11, A4 (typically outside of the US), Projector, and A0 printers. Please remember to NOT use the A4 pattern unless you are located outside of the US and own an A4 printer and A4 paper. The A0 pattern is specifically designed for large format printing. You have permission from 5 out of 4 Patterns to have this pattern printed at your local copy shop.
The separate tutorial download includes hyperlinks to help you navigate to whichever options you’re interested in doing. It also includes professionally drawn images for each tutorial step as well as pictures for steps that might be a little tricky. We take great pains to make the tutorial as clear as possible! We’ve even included links to our YouTube channel, where you can find video tutorials on certain steps.