Seamwork – Addison Tank

I purchased some Cupro and Viscose twill from Blackbird Fabrics on Christmas day on a whim and when I got it, I had no idea what to do with it. Whoops! That’s supposed to be against my rules. It took me a while to come up with the right pattern for the very small amount of fabric I purchased. Then I remembered I had purchased the Seamwork Addison tank a while ago and had never made it. It was meant to be!

This pattern and material go well together. The Cupro and VIscose twill is a slim enough fabric and irons well enough for the collar to lay nicely. It also has simple lines which really show of the gorgeous silk-like sheen of the fabric.

Unfortunately this fabric is is also super shifty on the bias and that made hemming it a real challenge. I had to get rid of the hem shaping in the front and my hem still didn’t turn out well. Oh well. I made it to wear tucked in to my DIY pencil skirts anyway! I also adjusted the front and back armscye shaping a bit to make them wider and to show a little less skin. If you do this, don’t forget to make the same adjustments to the facing pieces. I forgot and had to cut new facings out of a different fabric.

This is the perfect tank for layering and is going to become a staple of my work wardrobe along with my oh-so-comfy DIY elastic-waisted pencil skirts. I’ve paired it with my latest pencil skirt in these photos which I made out of the remnants from my last Seamwork Astoria. Can you believe this is the underside of that flowery ponti? I love that this skirt has secret flowers on the inside :) Also, yay for new work clothes after a string of pretty party dress makes!

I made this outfit for my Sewing Makes You Love Yourself (#smyly2018) post last weekend. If you haven’t read that post yet, you can check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Lindsay


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