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I am having a long holiday weekend.😉

I took Thursday and Friday off allowing me to do several fun things including spending time in my sewing room.  I have been sewing the Pamela's Patterns Tank Top.  I had some issues with this top and of course I realized there was a tutorial with some updated instructions that were not included in the pattern envelope.

I like the top and I got a good fit; yet I know that I will have issues with the strap growing and they were not stabilized as she recommends in the tutorial.  I used this fabric leftover from another project.
It is a lovely knit with good recovery yet I think it was a little to soft for this particular pattern.  Added to this is the fact that I did not stabilize the neckline or straps as recommended in the tutorial. There were some other stitching instructions about the facing and what I should have done at the strap area.

I will take shots of the finished top and most likely may use this as a tank top for sleeping.  I will make this top again using a little more beefier knit as it is a flattering top when sewn well and stabilized.

The weather has turned much cooler since Thursday and very much like fall!  Making me realize I need to make some transitional items now.  Off to the sewing room with more postings later.


  1. How lucky to take extra time for sewing. I think I need to do this as well. Your fabric looks beautiful so it's great that at least you can use the tank for night wear. I have never used a pamela pattern but all the clothes I have seen made with them look really nice.

    1. I have several Pamela's Patterns and plan on making the Perfect Peplum top next. Just need to make a few fit tweaks and ready to cut out the fabric.


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