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.
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!
The Saybrook tank pattern was a quick and easy pattern to put together, and the fit was quite good with one muslin. The 2nd muslin was totally wearable after applying the changes necessary from the 1st muslin. Changes necessary: raised the armscye to keep my bra from showing under the arm. I also moved the shoulder seam to the back about 1/2", and widened the strap by about 1 inch (2.5 cm). Voila! Perfect fit, and made 2 more. The binding at the armscye and neck edge was simple to sew. I made them at the end of our summer season, so as winter comes to a close in 2021, I plan to make several more. I really enjoyed making them!
Who knew that a tank pattern could be so perfect? I’ve made tanks from other designers, and they were okay, but the Saybrook fits me to a T. It fits smoothly across the bust and skims over the waist and hips—and best of all, the armholes are high enough that my bra doesn’t show. Only Cashmerette patterns are so thoughtfully designed! This is a winner, and now it’s the only tank pattern I need.
A lot of my wardrobe (professional and casual) is built with tanks/shells with a cardigan or blazer. The Saybrook is the perfect wardrobe building piece I didn’t know I was missing until it came out.
It is simple, quick to sew and the formality can be elevated with fabric choices. Bonus points are awarded for its minimal fabric usage (even in a size 18 g/h). And when it gets too warm in the office you can shed the jacket and not expose bra straps (gasp! The horror).
I’ve made one; more will be coming. This has potential to be in my Most-Sewn Cashmerette Pattern Club (membership is exclusive to the Upton and Appleton)!