I (Alisha) chose to make the Hip Hop tank with sleeves. Fall is rapidly approaching in North Dakota, and I knew I wouldn’t get as much wear out of a sleeveless shirt. While digging through my fabric stash, I found this coral colored lace I had been hoarding from Hobby Lobby. I decided to layer it over a gray cotton lycra. I made a couple modifications to my shirt. First I lengthened it by 2 inches. I’m about 4″ taller than the height Tami drafts for and I find that adding a bit of length just makes everything fit better. I also prefer my shirts on the longer side. I also widened the neckband to add a bit more of the gray around the neck.
To make my overlay, I simply cut the front and back out of both the lace and gray. Then I basted them together along all the sides before assembling my shirt as normal. This is only the second Hip Hop Tank I’ve made but I have several more planned out in my head! It’s a great, quick sew that is a perfect basic addition to my wardrobe.
Next up…Genie’s version!
My daughter who is an avid dancer has been asking for tanks to wear for dance. When I saw a similar tank on Etsy, I found my inspiration for the Hip Hop Tank!
The simple lines of the Hip Hop Tank were perfect for adding this heat transfer vinyl too! For this tank, I used athletic wear fabric I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for only $4! This version is the tank cut line with the straight hem. It’s a perfect addition to my dancer’s wardrobe! I already have a tulip hem version cut out for myself 🙂 Make sure you check out the other stops on this blog tour and enter the giveaway for a $50 credit to Love Notions!
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