It’s my turn showing you how I flipped my own pattern for the Everyday Tank for the Blog Tour.

As you may know, I live in a cold climate and we’re heading into the coldest months right now.


We love pinafore dresses you can layer above almost anything, from T-shirts to turtlenecks…. even better if they have a warm and soft cowl neck!

The other two flip I gave to my sewing pattern, were:

  • choosing a woven fabric (with a little stretch) for the back and front center panels, leaving the side panels in knit and going up one size to be able to wear the dress
  • adding some more flare to each panel, to give more twirl factor to the dress
  • skipping in-seam pockets while adding a fully lined kangaroo pocket in the front panel

As always happens (or at least, to me) , until a week before I finished this dress it wasn’t that cold.

The day I choose to drive to the nearest small town to find a new location, the day was icy and cloudy… grrrrr!

While we were walking around, we’ve seen this huge playground, with the coolest amusement rides and facilities we’ve ever seen: is there a better place?

I’ve been even able to put my daughter in this big rubber pan and she improvised a yoga pose!

See the cowl neck? I have chosen a cool wool knit with little white hairs in it, I think it’s original, isn’t it?

To finish the edges around the armholes and the flared hem, I’ve decided to add small bindings, made with stretch woven fabric I used for the center panels: being stretch-y, I’ve decided not to cut it in bias and it worked perfectly!

No need to say that my daughter is in love with her new dress, she asked if I was going to sell this pattern (she’s a little business woman) and, when I told her I already was selling it, because it was The Everyday Tank she couldn’t believe her eyes !

In this last picture, you can spot a little add-on to this pinafore… but this is another story and I’ll tell you more about it… really soon!

PS: I originally planned to share today my hack as a free expansion pack, but then, after seeing all the cool creations from the truly talented bloggers popping out these days I’ve decided to do take a step further: I’d like to create more than one expansion you can use to make your Everyday Tank unique: what do you think?

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