Saltbox Tee & Tank
SALTBOX Tee or Tank is inspired by a colonial home with an odd, asymmetrical roof line. If features a pieced bodice in front and back, a side vent at the hip, and a boat neck.
Great for a beginner, the Saltbox tee features short sleeves that are easy to set in due to having minimal sleeve cap ease and a slightly dropped shoulder.
The saltbox tank has a nicely cut armhole and small straps, finished with bias facing.
The cut of Saltbox is relaxed and as a result, this top only comes in 5 sizes. Take it in a bit here and there or wear it loose. Since it has no darts, instructions are given for a FBA (Full Bust Alteration) that adds darts to the top.
Saltbox is a great stash buster! Requiring as little as 46cm for one of the contrasting fabric choices, you can use up those precious small cuts you've been hanging onto.
For a boxy look, choose quilting cottons, chambray, linen or shirting. For a soft, drapey look, choose rayon challis, voile, lawn, silk, sheers or gauze. Try combining fabric with different textures.
Notions & Supplies:
Light weight fusible interfacing (Version 1)
2.75m of 1.3cm single fold bias tape, purchased or made from 46cm fabric (Version 2)
Skill level: Beginner
Blueprints patterns features unique sizing and are designed for figure with a slightly bigger than ‘standard’ waist measurement as well as hips that are slightly bigger than the bust (often referred to as 'pear shape')
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