So I went to Jo-Anne and tried to create a palette. I prefer wearing solids, but every once in a while a pattern will grab me. This vertical watercolor stripe fabric feels so soft. It's polyester, but feels and acts like rayon. In real life, all the solid colors are in the pattern.
The dark blue tank is from rayon, which was the most expensive, but I do love the feel and drape of it.
I made a simple non-closing cardigan from the dark rose-pink-lavender-purple fabric, thinking it would go with all the tanks and had a more summery look than the sweater knit grey cardigan I have. This fills a wardrobe hole as each summer I want a light-weight topper and have previously been unable to find something I like and that works with my clothes and psychological comfort. Unfortunately, I left the cardigan at work this weekend, so no photos yet.
The dark rose-pink-lavender-purple tank's neckline detail is from Grainline's Lark variation. Even though the Grainline patterns aren't to my taste, I'm so happy I follow them on Bloglovin and saw this variation. It's become one of my favorite features to put on a shirt.
The turquoise tank is in my favorite color to wear in summer. It's less pale in real life. I especially wanted to get this one sewn before leaving for the wedding because it is close to my dress color and I was having my make-up done at Ulta. I thought the make-up lady might want an idea of the dress color when deciding on make-up colors.
Because I work full time, these four tanks will take me nicely through the summer. They are all so comfortable. They fit enough to show shape, but are loose enough around the abdomen to not highlight my 33-year-old stomach. (How can I be 15 pounds lighter than in January and only have lost two inches, on a good day, from my waist?)
I see in the photos that even though I used the same pattern, they came out different lengths. Side seams must have stretched or something else I don't know enough to diagnose.
All the tanks have bra-strap keepers sewn in.
I'm pleased to have these finished and ready for summer.