Perfect Pattern Parcel 3 :: Jorna Tank

Jorna Tank | From Perfect Pattern Parcel 3 made by a happy stitch

This week, I’m so happy to be involved in the blogger showcase sharing a slew of items I’ve sewn from the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3.

Next up is the Jorna Tank and let me just tell you, I was so excited to see a tank included in the pattern parcel.  You see, I received the patterns a few weeks back so I could have items ready for this showcase and I was right in the middle of Me Made May.  When I signed up to participate in Me Made May I didn’t exactly put it together that I was registered for a 5K in the middle of the month. Hmm…how was I gonna run a 5k in something handmade? This was my problem.

Jorna tank top in bright teal for PPP#3 | made by a happy stitch

Of course a simple tee would have sufficed but when the Jorna tank pattern popped into my in-box, well, PROBLEM SOLVED.  I knew right away I would make the tank for the 5K.  (Um, I really wish you were here because if you were we would drink some wine and mock my expression in the photo above.  I mean, honestly, taking pictures of myself is just so difficult! But that is no excuse for that sour face!) It’s a good thing I have such a happy face in this picture!!

The Jorna Tank helped me run a 5K in handmade! | made by a happy stitch

Yup. It’s the tank in action!!  By the way, by some fluke I came in 8th place for my age group and gender! Can you beleive it!?  It must have been the tank.  I swear.

Ok, so a few details about the tank top.  It’s designed by Jenna Brand and it’s her first pattern.  It can be tank length, jumper or dress.  It’s actually designed to have a good bit of flair around the hips.  I’m not a fan of adding to my considerable hip-age so I altered the pattern to take most of that out.  The straps and neckline are assembled using a lining that slips inside the tank.  You can sort of see it in my ‘sour face’ picture.   I’m not crazy about the lining so when I made it a second time (more on that beauty next week) I did it without lining.  My grand plan is to make a tank dress in black to wear under everything this summer.  I can promise you will see more of this tank!

The whole Perfect Patten Parcel #3 is only on sale until June 13th!  There are five official patterns (one bonus pattern if you pay over $28), you get to set your OWN PRICE and allocate some of what you pay to the charity Donorschoose.org.  What is not to love?

Pattern Parcel #3
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Parcel #3 Inspiration Tour Schedule:
Friday, May 30
Sew Busy Lizzy || Pienkel || SeamstressErin

Saturday, May 31
Design By Lindsay || the Brodrick design studio || Cookin’ and Craftin’

Sunday, June 1
Diary of a Chainstitcher || a happy stitch || Disaster in a Dress || sew Amy sew || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’

Monday, June 2
Idle Fancy || Casa Crafty || Kadiddlehopper || Dandelion Drift

Tuesday, June 3
Our Family Four || Casa Crafty || Cookin’ and Craftin’ || a happy stitch

Wednesday, June 4
Lexi Made || The Quirky Peach || Stitched || a happy stitch || Casa Crafty ||

Thursday, June 5
verypurpleperson || Casa Crafty || sew a straight line || Sewbon

Friday, June 6
Shawnta Sews || Mama says sew || a happy stitch || Cookin’ and Craftin’

Saturday, June 7
Casa Crafty || sewninestitches || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’

Sunday, June 8
oonaballoona || A Stitching Odyssey || Sew Charleston

Monday, June 9
Sew Sweetness || True Bias || Ozzy Blackbeard

Tuesday, June 10
Welcome to the Mouse House || Sew Caroline || Adventures in Dressmaking

Wednesday, June 11
Peneloping || YoSaMi || sewVery

Thursday, June 12
la inglesita || La Pantigana || Sanae Ishida

Friday, June 13
Seamster Sewing Patterns || Paunnet

Disclosure: I was given the PPP#3 and asked if I would kindly blog about it but I received no compensation and my opinions and critiques are my own.

6 Comments on Perfect Pattern Parcel 3 :: Jorna Tank

  1. Anna @authenticparenting.com
    June 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm (3 years ago)

    The tank top looks great and it’s my fav color…
    Congrats on the race! That’s amazing.

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    • Melissa Q.
      June 4, 2014 at 10:19 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Anna! I’ll bet you look stunning in Teal. 🙂

      Reply
  2. jennabrand
    June 5, 2014 at 10:51 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for cranking out a Jorna! What a hoot – and you look awesome!

    Reply

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