Another Kwik Sew 3790, this time in an olive inspired print. I like the ruching on the side, and the not quite cap sleeve sleeveless-ness of the pattern. It’s a nice stylistic change from the traditional tank top.
The knit is a standard ITY, lightweight without being sheer. I’ve mentioned this before with this pattern, but feel it bears repeating for new readers – it runs long! So much so that I’ve taken nearly 3 inches out of it, and still have enough length put in a deep hem (1 1/2 inches). Not a complaint, mind you, just something to be aware of.
Unlike a lot of styles for knits, I do use the facing pieces with this top. They lend a bit more stability to the asymmetrical neckline, and help to provide a nice finish on the interior seaming.
Sewing this top is a combination of regular stitching to do the gathers and serging for the actual seams. A serger is not required; a small stretchy zigzag would work too.
This top will help to refill the summer wardrobe too. Some of the existing tanks have been looking a might tatty and stained. It’s still warm enough in Cactusville that Flora’s Martini will see considerable use!