Time for another great pattern that will be a staple. It is the Everyday Tank PDF Pattern from Serger Pepper. This may look like just another tank pattern, but it has side panels that give you the ability to color block, mix prints, or use up remnants and old clothing. It also features an a-line midi and maxi length dress, with the option of pockets. It’s also great to make summer pajamas.
Are you familiar with Serger Pepper’s patterns? If not, you should be. She has these briefs which are perfect to pair with the everyday tank. She also has a lot of free patterns you will want to try. She has some really amazing projects with multiple sized patterns.
For this pattern test. I made 2 versions: the midi dress with pockets and the tank top version, I love both of them and I love how the mixture of prints make a fun funky piece to wear.
The top I made for my 3 year old was made with some scrap fabric from a skirt I made here. The rose print was from my favorite cami that was worn too often so it was no longer wearable 😦 I love the combo of the black and white graphic print with the rose print. It gives a fun street fashion vibe. This girl knows her fashion already, so of course she totally rocks it barefooted with a pair of solid purple leggings.
|Isn’t the pop of contrast perfect?|
The other version made was a midi dress with pockets for my very very skinny 4 year old. This poor girl definitely needs me to go down a size in width on her clothes. The 3 year old and 4 (5 in October) are wearing the same sizes now! I made hers with a couple of knits I had in my stash, a purple striped knit and fun rainbow colored leopard print. I added the pockets making each side match that fabric. It made the perfect knee length dress. She looked cool and effortless, and immediately wanted to climb the tree, which means she is super comfortable.
Now for the review aspect: The pattern was very detailed, yet easy to follow. Irene gives you tons of information to help you along the way, which is very helpful if this is your first time sewing with knits. She also has colorful illustrations and bold wording. I am sure this is a level of taste, but I like the simplicity with some boldness. Others who require very little distraction may find it cluttered. My creative mind is in constant clutter so it felt organized to me LOL. I found the instructions to be very easy to follow, and the links extremely helpful. The pattern goes together very easily and effortlessly. There are layers, which means you can print out only the size you need. There is minimal printing and instructions on how to trace pattern pieces. There are lots of helpful charts like sizing, yardage and what pages needed to print for things which style and size you need. If you like the catalog separate sizes, the layer option is great for that. I am very excited to try more patterns from her.
Now that you have seen my version, you can hop on over through my (affiliate) link and purchase your own. Everyday Tank PDF Pattern or you can go through Etsy if you prefer. Today through September 6th, you can use the code EVERYDAYTANK25 to get 25% off the pattern. Don’t forget to join the Serger Pepper Facebook group for exclusive sales, help on any questions and of course, to show off your finished patterns.
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. I am going to scour through the boys old tanks and make some funky tomboy inspired shirts for the girls very soon. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Serger Pepper’s blog for inspiration and to see what the other lovely testers made.