I know that the weather is way over tank tops, Halloween has passed and our heads are in full Thanksgiving meal mode. But I realized I forgot to share these adorable twisted tank tops and the photos are too fun to pass up. I don’t know what gets into these monkey boys sometimes but it sure is fun!
Also, can we talk about arm muscles! When did these two get those guns? It was hard enough when they lost their baby fat, I can’t handle actual muscles.
The tank pattern is from Titchy Threads, it’s called the Twisted Tank. I was lucky enough to be asked to be a pattern tester, which means I received the pattern for free before it was in final version and I provided feedback. I really didn’t have much to say, however. I always find (like these jeans) that Titchy Threads patterns are really thoughtfully created with clever little details that teach me something new.
The Twisted Tank pattern is no exception. The interesting thing about these tank tops is they have no side seams. The pattern is constructed such that the pieces twist around the side and the seams are formed with the diagonals in the front and back. Genius, right? I swear Laura’s brain must operate in 5D. This might sound weird but I really envy her spatial ability. It must be like The Matrix in her head…she can see the world in a way we cannot.
The little diagonal pocket is also fantastic. So flipping cute and surprisingly easy to get it in the right place and constructed properly, again because of the great pattern instructions. My only critique of the pattern is that the sizing is on the small side. Both tanks are pretty tight on the boys and they don’t really like a tight fit. Before long, J grabbed C’s tank and wore that one instead. Easy solution. But, when summer rolls around and I make more of these I will definitely size up. For the fabric, I was able to use stuff in my stash. The light blue is actually an old jersey knit bed sheet that I upcycled but the rest is stuff I had around and was able to squeak out just enough to make these tops. Just another great thing about making clothes for kids in summer. Looking at these tops makes me nostalgic for summer wear, so easy, so little fabric!