Sewing Hack: Good Sport Tank
Good Sport Tank Mash
Hey there, it’s Melissa again and this time I want to talk about the modifications I’ve recently made to the Good Sport Tank (affiliate link). I absolutely love this tank and helped to test it. The only issue I had was the lower arm that exposed a little more than I was hoping for. I know it looks amazing as it’s drafted, but I wanted to try for a little more coverage. To do this, I decided to mash two patterns and adjust the armscye.
I used the Game Time Hoodie (affiliate link) since I had it printed out and close by. You really could use any pattern that has an armscye you like or one that works for you.
First I laid the Game Time Hoodie (GTH) front down and placed the Good Sport Tank (GST) front on top of it to see the difference I would need to add to the Good Sport. I used a piece of scrap paper I had from cutting out another Ellie and Mac pattern to trace the armscye of the GTH so I could tape it to the GST.
I then repeated this process with the back.
I didn’t add any additional hem allowance as I wanted to still have the openness offered by the GST with just a little more coverage. You can definitely add in another ¼ to ½ inch for hemming the armscye.
I cut out all the pieces I needed to complete the top:
- The front (with a curved hem)
- The two back pieces (with the straight hem because it’s fun to be different)
- The neckband
I then sewed the top according to the pattern directions and hemmed the bottom and the armcye. I also opted to topstitch the neckband this time.
Here is the final beautiful product.
Now to compare it to the two versions I made with testing.
The Troopers print is a curved hem (both front and back) in cotton lycra.
The floral print is a straight hem in swim.
Both of these have the lower armscye. I definitely prefer the look and feel of the pink and purple elephants with the higher armscye.
This is only the second time I have mashed a pattern and I love the results. This may be something I start doing more often! Thanks again to Lindsay and her amazing patterns. I love seeing all of her creations come to life. I also love how easy it can be to mash patterns together and make something that is perfect for me.
I can’t recall where I got the elephant print from, but the troopers and the floral swim came from Sweet N Charmed (affiliate link). Feel free to check them out for adorable prints. I also try to post fairly regularly on my sewing blog Natalie Bug Creations. Happy sewing!