You can call it a basic, or call it a staple, just know that you need the GreenStyle Creations Staple Tank in your wardrobe! A few months ago there was a post on the GreenStyle Facebook page asking if there was a pattern you hoped would be designed. Everyone was invited to share Pinspirations, photos, or whatever they wanted to convey their idea. Some people envision something fancy or fashion forward, but I am a basic girl. I shared a .gif from the Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie, you know the one. Where she’s running through the jungle, and her tank top stays perfectly in place. Her bra straps are covered, and the top looks perfect from every angle. That is what I was looking for- the perfect tank top.
And Angelyn of GreenStyle designed it! Can you imagine trying to design a top that fits XXS to 3XL, with all of the wonderful body shapes and heights that encompasses? I was lucky enough to be on the pattern testing team, which means that I have sewn several of these tanks. The pattern is a simple sew, and includes the option for neck and arm bands or bindings. So if you love the clean look of bindings, you’ve got it. If you do better at sewing bands, you’ve got that too.
It’s the perfect fit to throw on with a pair of shorts (in my case, Brassie Joggers cut at shorts length, made out of Phee Fabrics Supplex). My bra straps are completely covered, and the scoop neck is a flattering depth, without being too high or too low. It’s a slim enough fit to look cute tucked in, and you can layer it under another top, a sweater, a jacket, or cardigan. I love my Sunday Cardigan(s), and even when they are made of a super lightweight or sheer fabric, the Staple Tank lays smoothly under them.
I love a dressy basic that looks great with a skirt. The super soft rayon spandex from Phee Fabrics is the perfect weight to not be sheer and has enough recovery to make perfect bands (or bindings). I need a Staple Tank in all the spring colors! I can get dressed in minutes, throw on my cardigan, and look put together and ready for the day. It’s definitely a staple in my closet!
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