Tessuti Kate Top

Tessuti Kate Top

Posted by Helen | December 8, 2015 | Into My Closet
Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet

Sometimes it’s fun to make summer clothes in the winter, just so you can dream of those warm days when you’ll be wearing them again!  It can be difficult to resist all the summer indie patterns from Australia, and I totally caved when I saw the new Kate Top from Tessuti patterns.

Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's ClosetKate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet     Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet

I’ve been wanting to get a basic tank top pattern for a while, and I eventually went for the Kate because it has both high and low neckline options, and I love the way the bottom of the tank is finished with the side split hem.
Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet
Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet

For my first Kate, I made the pattern as-is, except that I turned my bias binding edges in because I messed them up, lol.  Next time I will get them right because I really like this design detail!  No harm done since I used a fabric scrap to make this top, and it still turned out pretty cute.

Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet

As I mentioned above, the split hem on this top is really lovely.  It folds in all the edges on the inside, which is ideal for a serger-less sewer like myself.  I had never constructed a hem like this before but it was super intuitive and the results are so cool!  It is especially easy when you use a fabric that presses nicely like cotton.

Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet

I made a size 16 in this top, and I think I’ll go down to a 14 for my next version.  I do like how boxy and loose it is though, it will be a great summer tank top.  I also might lengthen the shirt a bit when I make the view with the higher neckline.

Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet Kate Top by Tessuti Patterns - Sewing by Helen's Closet

Do you have a favorite basic tank top pattern?  I’d love to hear about it!

 

Final Stats

Total project time:  Approximately 2 hours

Fabric: Cotton

Pattern: Kate Top from Tessuti patterns

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Oh, I love this tank, even though it’s pretty simple! The split hem is really pretty.

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