I cut out a size 10 for both pieces. On the tank top I ended up folding out 1.5" on the front straps. Otherwise it would have been way too low, both under the arms and on the front neckline. I imagine if you have a large bust you may not have to do this. I also found out that the back arm openings were cut in too far to cover my racerback bra straps, so I had to add some fabric to the curve on the back of the armholes. For pj's this wouldn't be a problem, but I also plan to use this pattern for tank tops that I will wear out and about. I also needed to take the waist in by 2.5" and take the bustline in by 1.5". The tank top is quite long as well, and I shortened it by 2". Here are my pattern pieces now:
I did all of the topstitching on this set with my coverstitch machine. On the tank top the arm openings and neckline were turned in 5/8", the curves were clipped half-way, then I topstitched, and finally I trimmed the excess fabric. I didn't try to do a narrow hem as the instructions recommend.
The pj bottoms were made using my favorite knit pants pattern Burda 7890, previously blogged about here. They have a drawstring in the waistband.
|Ah...time to relax!|
|Wouldn't this make the cutest gift set?!|