Gotta love a tank that took me about 1/2 hour to finish…yah! and pretty cute to boot.
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1/4 inch elastic
fabric for the top (it depends on your child how much you’ll need. I needed half a yard roughly for my 20 month old)
fabric for the armbands (just a small bit)
sewing paraphenelia: thread, machine, scissors, rotary cutter and ruler are nice to have…etc
I would advise using the instructions on Indietutes.
that’s where I figured out how to make my pattern…she’s WAY better at explaining it than I would be..I’m just using the shape to make a different top! Anyways…once you have your pattern, which should look like the one in the pic, cut two pieces on the fold….except the top is a little different…see the next pic.
Next: figure out your elastic length. I was very scientific and held it up to Sadie to figure out how long I’d like it. Just kinda stretch it til it looks like it would fit. Cut two pieces.
Next: measure around your child’s shoulder where the armband will lay, to find out how long it needs to be. Add 1/2 inch to that measurement for seam allowances, and cut out two pieces, two inches wide by however long they need to be. On the bias is best.
(sorry about my mangy hands…I’m clumsy and scratch myself a lot.)