The Itch to Stitch Lago tank is a free pattern and I thought it would be really useful for summer. I made one out of scraps first
Then I used some of the fabric that I had dyed. This is a pretty classic tie dye, using a few objects such as squash balls, and bottle caps. I mordanted the white fabric in soy milk and then dyed it in rosemary leaves and added the objects and gave it a quick iron bath using ferrous oxide which I have been brewing in the garden.
Due to some irregularities in my fabric (think remnant with a large hole in it) I had to make the armholes a little lower so I can only wear this over something, but I’m fine with that.
I just noticed that long thread, but can’t find it on the actual top – how frustrating is that?!
I added a little pocket with a flap and button, just because I could.
I had a lot of trouble with my coverstitch on this tank. I changed the needles, rethreaded it (twice), and finally exchanged the overlocking thread for some high quality Rassant thread and it then worked like a dream. The coverstitching took me longer than making both tanks put together. So irritating and as soon as I changed the threads I remembered why I had bought the Rassant thread – it’s not the first time this has happened to me. Am I becoming forgetful? Aaagh!!
Like all Itch to Stitch patterns, this one is a dream to construct. Such a quick make and I see more in my future.
I have a tiny piece of this fabric left and am looking forward to finagling it into another top of some description.
I teamed the top with my black Hudsons, but it also goes brilliantly with my Itch to Stitch Tierra Woven Joggers. More of these on the radar too!