The Groove Tank :: G&G Pattern Release

From the maker of the Fancy Back Collection (which will be making a resurgence in my summer wardrobe!), comes the new Groove Tank

Business in the front . . .

Party in the back! 

This is an easy-peasy summer staple, my friends. Annndd since George and Ginger is celebrating 15k members, there's a super sale going on. If you catch the pattern this week for the release, it will only be $3.50! 

Such a fun detail, amiright?  This one was made with a rayon spandex from Sly Fox Fabrics (fabric sponsor for the test). I used the striped brushed poly for the bindings. My normal go-to would have been to do plain black CL for the bindings . . . but I was out and had to improvise. And in the end, I'm so glad I had to use the stripe! I think it really makes it pop! 

My next one is this cotton lycra from Sincerely Rylee.  This was the last little bit of this awesome fabric. I love florals overlayed on stripes. 

You can see, the keyhole is binding, while the rest is banded. Construction is a little quicker that way, but you could totally bind them all if you want. 

In the words of Kristi, "apparently I can't do anything without messing with the backs of shirts". Ha! 

Next time, I think I'm going to lengthen it and make a dress version . . . or, even better . . . mash it with the Drama Dress! I think everything needs the Drama Dress flared skirt. 

I actually had one more made up during testing . . . but it was early on, we changed the binding application, and I hated my fabric, sooo . . .  that one has already been cut up and turned into something new. Such is the life of a pattern test piece. 

Alright, time to get to your summer sewing, friends!  Here are the links one more time: 

Groove Tank from George and Ginger Pattern Group

Sly Fox Fabrics, Sincerely Rylee