Saybrook Tank

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Stay cool without showing your bra to the world with the Saybrook Tank! Designed for bigger boobs with cup sizes from C-H, the Saybrook Tank looks delicate but fully covers your bra straps, even at the armscye, so you can concentrate on your day rather than adjusting your top.

Choose from a high scoop neck tank with a high back and a stylish knotted hem, a low scoop neck cami with a low back and straight hem, or a cropped tank. Great for those warmer temps or for layering under sheer garments, you’ll wonder how you ever got dressed without the Saybrook!

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Cup sizes from C to H
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level 
  • A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet

Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Beginner

SIZING

12 to 32, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H); includes 40-62” bust and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

Light- to mid-weight knits with at least 25% stretch crosswise, such as rayon jersey, bamboo rib knit, or ITY. Make sure your fabric has at least 5% spandex to have good recovery on the bindings.

NOTIONS

Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, twin needle (optional)

Customer Reviews

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Mary Grager
Constant complements!

I have a very physical job (lots of bending, stretching, lifting). In the summer tank tops are a must to keep cool, but I could never find any that fit right. I made several Saybrook tanks, customizing them with the higher neck in front (so I can bend over without showing everything!) and the lower neckline in back, lowered the bust curve, and I added about 3" to the length. they fit perfectly, sew up so quickly and easily! And an unexpected bonus-- all my coworkers keep telling me how great they look!

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Leigh DYRDA
Great tank pattern!!

I’ve always struggled to find tank tops that fit and don’t cling in all the wrong places. Enter the Saybrook! A fast sew with a super easy and elegant binding, and it fits! My first one was wearable right off the table (go with the pattern measurements to pick a size, not your bra/dress size). The only adjustment I made to future tanks was to extend the strap very slightly as I found the edge of my strap was visible sometimes (I have sloped shoulders). I hacked it into a dress (using the cashmerette Pembroke pattern) and I’ve been wearing them nonstop all summer.

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GD Mom
Matching twin sets!

I'm using the Saybrook Tank with the Fuller Cardigan to make matching Twin Sets! Fun stuff!

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Mary Carpenter
Didn't like the fit

I was disappointed in the fit. the armhole was too high in the underarm and the overall fit was to snug. this might be fine for a young woman but I am not and prefer even my tank tops to be figure skimming not figure hugging. I followed the site recommendations for size based on my measurements.

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Alva Mårdsjö
The best staple product: a simple tank

Thank you so much for creating a really nice, well-fitting tank top. No gaping at the armhole (finally!!). I made it in a super stretchy fabric and one less so, both worked but of course the less stretchy fabric got me a tighter fit. Tried both the knot option and the hip length version. I tried the version just straight from the pattern, and it fits wonderfully (though grading between sizes as I'm a 14 at the top and 18-20 at the bottom). It's very very nice to have staple items that actually fit the way they're supposed to.

Next time (yes there will be a next time! Time fo fill my wardrobe for sure!) I'll do my standard changes for sway back and lowering the neckline just an inch or so, but I do that on all patterns so it's easy enough.

Once again, overall, this is just so nice. Did I mention the armholes. I believe I did, but time again: no more showing bra involuntarily and I love it!