Sara Everyday Tank and Dress

So 5oo4 is doing a few closet “basics” and I am here to share my first one of two this week. I can see this pattern being a closet staple for me this summer. This is Sara. Sara is a tank top with the option of knee length dress as well as a maxi dress. Tank tops come together so quickly. This was is no different. With only a front and back panel and 3 bands, it is so easy…basic. I sewed up the knee length dress length.

5oo4 Sara 4x-5x (7) I ended up wearing it out immediately and taking photos at my mom’s. While there I also wore it to mow the grass. I guess that just proves it is pretty and pretty functionally. I love that about my clothing. I never really know what my day will entail, so I like that so many of my clothes can be wore for anything.

5oo4 Sara 4x-5x (3)

I sewed the 4x with a FBA graded to a 5x. The FBA is included with the pattern and it really does make a difference in the overall look and feel of patterns. If you need the FBA, you should use it. Since this is a basics pattern it doesn’t come with the typically options that 5 out of 4 is known for.

5oo4 Sara 4x-5x (11)

This fabric is from Stitchin’ Pretties and I love it. It is so pretty and soft and floral. This one is called Courtney and you can see it here. I love really do love the color purple and have added a fair amount of it to my wardrobe this summer. Remember my purple Easy Tee from 5oo4 back in June? I love it, I think I will wear it to work tomorrow.

5oo4 Sara 4x-5x (4)

The Sara Everyday Tank and Dress includes:

  • Regular front bodice OR FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) front bodice
  • Scooped neckline
  • Three A-line hem lengths: top, dress or maxi
  • Sizes XXS – 5XL

5oo4 Sara 4x-5x (10)

Here is the link to pick Sara up while it is on sale for its release! 

It is currently only priced at $6.36. Don’t forget to stop back on Thursday for my tank on the new Many Tank!

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5oo4 Sara 4x-5x (5)

Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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