Hello, Friends! Today I am sharing with you my SPARKLY gold Waterfall Tank by Sew Caroline. (Sidenote: I had to use the word *Sparkly* today, since this is obviously my daughter’s word of the month! I know she’s said it at least 50 times in the last week.) Sew Caroline is one of the first blogs that I discovered when I rekindled my sewing love. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed her blog – everything about it is just wonderful and so inspiring. I guess you could say I have a bit of a sewing “girl-crush” on Caroline! Soooo anyway, since she has been so much of my sewing inspiration, I just had to have all of her patterns. I started off with her Out and About Dress, which I love, and have sewn two of those already. You can check them out here and here. I have also sewn two of the Sugar Pop Tops which I will share with you later. But this post is all about the Waterfall Tank! Caroline did a weekend bundle sale for the Picnic Skirt and Waterfall Tank and when I saw it on Instagram I bounced over to her website and downloaded them as fast as I could! I was so excited! Now I just had to have the perfect fabric.
Now let me tell ya the bad news! There is nowhere and I mean nowhere to buy cute fabric around these parts! The closest places are Hobby Lobby (30 minute drive) or JoAnn’s or Hancock’s (60 minute drive). I usually order everything online but I didn’t have the patience to wait, I was ready to sew. So a drive to Hobby Lobby had to happen. They don’t have much to choose from and it’s definitely not the best stuff but if you use your imagination you can create something cute. Which is exactly what I think about my gold sparkly tank! It is really, really cute and I love it! I found this gold shimmery *SPARKLY* chevron fabric that I thought would work. It’s quilting cotton and pretty stiff but once I washed and ironed and washed it again, it feels nice on. I also picked out some gold bias tape that I thought would work for the binding and straps.
The pattern was fun to sew and I am proud of the way it turned out. I learned how to sew mitered corners which is used for quilting normally but is used in the pattern for the straps. I also used french seams for the sides, and I looove french seams; such a clean look for the inside!
Here’s a close up:
This is a great versatile top to have in your wardrobe for not only the summer but also for fall too with a little long sleeve wrap! Here I was wearing it to our town’s homecoming parade to watch my kids! They were riding on the fire truck with the cheerleaders and football team. All smiles! :))
And it’s also fun just to wear as a tank in this hot Georgia weather! Like I said, isn’t it just the cutest? Oh and sparkly?!!
Until next time… Regan