I believe this is the 6th time I have used this pattern! If something is this good, you should use it a lot. As I am writing this post, I am wearing this Virginia tank. I truly love 5oo4 patterns and have enjoyed sewing up so many of them in recent months.
When I practically begged (I was prepared to arm wrestle for it) for this cactus print in the promo group, I knew I had to make a maxi length dress. I had high hopes of taking my photos in the cactus house at Kingwood Center. Sadly, they don’t open until April 1st so that didn’t happen. I do plan to go back and take pictures there especially now that Momma Mia has requested a matching outfit. I think I have sold her on this matching outfit thing. 🙂 I ordered her fabric this morning while it is on sale for 15% off.
Again, I am loving the navy blue in the background of this print. It really makes the lighter greens and white pop in the little cacti. This fabric is double brushed poly. I love double brushed poly and sew everything from dresses to leggings from it. DBP washes well, dries quickly and doesn’t wrinkle. Amelia Lane Designs ships quickly and sometimes includes hand written notes. 🙂
The only adjustments I made to this pattern was adding a backseam to the back of the tank because I wanted to make the most of this fabric and since it is directional it is sometimes harder to Jenga the pattern pieces together. I also added 3 inches to the length of the tank. I also shortened the skirt about 5 inches.
All the options 🙂
- Tank top with optional built-in bra
- Separate full bust adjustment (FBA) pattern pieces for the tank and bra
- Knee length or Maxi length skirt
- Skirt can be made from woven or knit fabric
- Tank top has two neckline options in the front and two neckline options in the back
- Dress can be made with knit waistband or elastic casing
- Maternity option
- Sizes XXS-5XL
- Matching girls’ option! Check out the Girls’ Virginia Tank & Maxi and get 10% off when you buy both patterns at once!
The cool thing about this pattern is you can make a dress or you can make a tank and skirt. I made a tank and a skirt. I think I will get much more wear out of the tank than the dress. Life doesn’t give me loads of days to wear dresses. 🙂
Do you still need this pattern?
Here is the link to the Women’s pattern.
Here is the link to the Girl’s pattern.
And here is the fabric link. Don’t forget the 15% off sale that ends tomorrow night. 🙂