Ep. 5 The Titillating Tank By Gracie Steel

Hello! This month on our Sewing Club Podcast we're all about the Titillating Tank by Gracie Steel. It's the perfect pick for anyone sewing a capsule collection wardrobe. This pattern really gives you a lot of bang for your buck, offering everything from a crop top to a sleek dress, with options for high, mid, or low backs and your choice of strap thickness. It’s a fantastic way to stretch your sewing skills (and your fabric!).

Quick Details:

Pattern: The Titillating Tank by Gracie Steel

Size: E

Fabrics: I used Pink Ecovera Rayon Spandex Jersey (95% Ecovera Viscose, 5% Elastane) and a Teal Double Knit Rayon Polyester Spandex Ponte (85% Polyester, 12% Viscose, 3% Elastane) both from Spotlight. 

Labels: Handmade for the Pink top and and Circa 2024 for the dress. Both by KATM labels.

 

Head to the podcast to hear Kylie and I discuss the ins and outs of working with stretch fabrics. Getting the fit just right might seem daunting due to the variety of knit fabric composition and stretch percentages, but it's worth the effort for a piece that'll become a go-to in your closet.

I needed to make a bust adjustment, which definitely improved the fit. Initially, I chose a fabric that was both very stretchy and firm, but it didn't quite match the style I wanted and was too firm for everyday wear, it was more of a gym top, but once I switched fabrics, everything came together!

After making a high-back, wide-strap top with a slight crop, I was inspired to tackle the dress version. This pattern truly offers a lot of options!

I also gave the seraflex stretch threads a go. These are a great option for testing fit without having to unpick overlocking or stretch stitches! 

Gracie's pattern comes packed with helpful tips and thorough instructions for working with stretchy materials.

Check out Kylie's awesome version (narrow strap mid back) of the top here

If you're excited to try your hand at the Gracie Steel Titillating Tank don't miss #5 of our podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, and Google Podcasts where you can get the full low down.

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Happy sewing, everyone! 🎉✂️🧵

 

 

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