Saybrook Tank

$20

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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).

This is the Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address. The PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded, is available here.

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!