There’s nothing more fun than a breezy racerback tank in summer! The new Jalie NIKITA is here and it’s SUCH a fun sew. I’ve been seeing angled side seams on workout tanks in lots of ready to wear lately, although the style is harder to find in the sewing PDF pattern world. When Jalie offered me the chance to try this pattern out I jumped at the chance!
In my ongoing No-Buy-2019 endeavour, I’ve been getting creative with fabric that I already have. I moved to Canada with an estimated 1000 yards of fabric in various weights, so I was pretty sure I’d find something suitable in my stash for this cute tank. Unfortunately my athletic fabrics are buried in the back of a closet – forcing me to think outside the box. I had this lightweight brushed poly/spandex custom print from a couple of years ago featuring MLP silhouettes. M is very into ponies right now, something which will change next month, I’m sure, so I decided to pair it with a scrap of dbp left over from my joggers I made a while ago. And it worked beautifully!
The NIKITA has a front yoke, with a keyhole triangle back. I made the front yoke and back bodice in the MLP print, while the front bodice and back yoke featured the blue “distressed” print. The armholes were finished with bands in the blue, too. I think the best feature of this pattern is the split hem – forming a decided triangle at the sides. Adorable! And definitely one of a kind, right? I am thinking of making me one next – in my favorite fabrics 🙂
The strangest thing happened during this photoshoot – my camera wouldn’t recognize my lens! Most of these were manually focused, and therefore, not the best photos I’ve taken. I wear glasses and found it really hard to register if I had nailed the focus. Since then I’ve switched to a different lens and body. I really don’t like technical hitches!