So Jess Sew - Seen and Sewn Patterns Blog Tour - Aspen Tank



This post is part of a blog tour, and my first time being part of a blog tour! (Which means, keep reading because there are links to a raffle and an awesome coupon code at the end!) The blog tour is hosted by Seen & Sewn Patterns which is a relatively new pattern company (Their Facebook group is exactly one year old today!). We were able to select which pattern we wanted to make from Seen and Sewn Patterns, and I chose the Aspen Tank. I love a good tank top for the summer! Plus I want to start making more woven clothing to challenge myself.

This pattern wasn't difficult. And I got to learn how to use single fold bias tape! I hesitated sewing the bias tape in for a few days because it made me nervous. But, after looking up a few tutorials, I realized it wasn't hard and dove in. At first I thought the binding attached over the top of the neckline, but it actually is sewn first to the right side of the fabric, and then folded twice to the wrong side; then secured so that you don't see it from the right side. It makes for a really professional looking seam. And, it's easier than attaching a knit binding since you can use a sewing machine instead of a coverstich, and you can sew from the wrong side of the fabric.



The bottom part of the tank is attached the same way as a skirt is attached to a bodice, and go figure, the bottom part is labeled as a skirt on the pattern pieces! It's just a simple gather and sew. I do suggest marking quarters on the skirt portion to ensure your gathers are even all the way around the shirt.



The shirt itself is a loose fitting flowy top which complements well with tighter fitting pants, shorts, or skirts. It does also have the option to have gathered cap sleeves, but I skipped them in this case. I like showing off my shoulders, and it keeps one cooler in the summer. The fabric is a Georgette Crepe by the way, with has a textured feel similar to liverpool. It also has a nice drape but can maintain some structure.



You'll notice throughout the photos, I have a belt on in some and no belt in others, it's fun how you can stick with the flowy style, or turn the tank into more of a peplum look. I think this would be so cute with a pencil skirt and heels.


Here's the back with the belt.


I really like this pattern! It fits well and is totally in style right now. And btw, I wish my legs really looked this smooth in real life, it was the awesome lighting!

The only thing I will say about the pattern is that the size range is a bit smaller than I'm used to. It goes from xs-xxxl.



Below the information for the rest of the blog tour. It started on Monday, so be sure to click on the links below to see the other patterns and hacks that other bloggers posted! There's also a giveaway through rafflecopter where you can win free patterns, so be sure to follow that link. Also at the rafflecopter link is a coupon code where you can get two patterns from the website for a buck each until the end of the month!


Welcome to the Seen & Sewn Together blog tour.

Arielle from Seen & Sewn Patterns is creating patterns with a focus on encouraging people to join the #handmaderevolution by sewing their own handmade wardrobe. A nice group of sewing bloggers have joined together to share with you how we’ve taken the Seen & Sewn Patterns and let our creativity loose with them. We want to inspire you whether you’re just starting or well on your way to building your handmade wardrobe. The extra fun part for you is that we have a prize pack giveaway from Seen & Sewn Patterns that you can enter below. The prize pack for US residents includes 1 pattern of choice, a Slow Fashion Tee, and a Slow Fashion Pin. For our international readers the prize pack includes a copy of all Seen & Sewn PDF Patterns. Bonus! All entrants will receive a coupon code for a $1 pattern of choice -so make sure your email is up to date in your profile when entering.


The tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you’ll follow along this week.

Monday June 17th

Sew 4 Five, Sewing A la Carte, Aurora Designs

Tuesday June 18th

Idle Sunshine, That’s Sew Lily, House of Estrella

Wednesday June 19th

Mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, Fee Bricolo, Aurora Designs

Thursday June 20th

Let’s Go Hobby, Sewing from Scratch, Craftstyle Living, Mama You Can Make It

Friday June 21st

Claire Cruse, Make It Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy


Enter to win something good here!

Want to see the Aspen Tank on the website? Click HERE.



Happy Sewing!

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