Per popular demand, here is the Pratia tank tutorial!
Start off with a t-shirt or tank top. What I did was get a larger t-shirt so I could gather it at bottom like the pratia tank. I cut off the sleeves so it would be a tank.
Measure your neckline and get a piece of chiffon that length and fold it in half.
Pin it to the inside of your neckline with it peeking out. Stitch it in place.
Since I cut the sleeves off my T, I wanted to finish the edges. Fold it under and pin it.
I highly recommend interfacing where you are going to be adding the embellishments, otherwise it’s going to sag. So I use a lightweight fusible interfacing.
For the flower pieces, here is the shape and dimensions I used.
Fold your pieces in half and cut that petal shape out.
I used the extra sleeve pieces, cream chiffon(the kind that won’t fray) and another grey jersey I had.
How many do you need? A LOT!! I took this photo before I started adding them and I actually needed three times this cut amount. So make sure you have a lot of fabric on hand!
Lay two petals on top of one another, as shown.
I did a small ‘X’ shape to stitch them so they stay in place. I used my sewing machine, but you could do it by hand, too.
Just add more, and more, and more, and more………(It’s time consuming. I’m warning you), until you have something like this. My recommendation is don’t skimp. When I was getting tired of doing it I thought, “Maybe this will be enough…” But it really looks great when it’s full of petals.
I really liked the bottom gathered feature of this top. So what I did is just used the original hem and I cut a little hole in to it with my seam ripper.
Measure how much elastic you will need to be comfortable around your waist. Pull it through the hole. Stitch the elastic together .
Here’s how it will look after.
Now it’s done!
I can’t wait to wear this under a cute cardigan. I love all the texture of it!
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