Tank Top and ShortsAnd now for the final installment - the tank top and shorts. I used to be scared of sewing knit fabrics. Now, they only make me mildly anxious.
The pattern envelope shows an applique on the tank top so I got out my pen and paper and created a reasonable facsimile of the elephant on the fabric. Not bad, huh? You should see my Anpanman.
Next I cut out the pieces and fused iron-on interfacing to the back.
Our elephant can now hear and see.
And I managed to sew it on to the tank top front without too much fuss. First, I used an applique stitch to attach it and then I used a triple stretch stitch to do the outline.
Pa-oooooon. (That's what elephants sound like when they're speaking Japanese.)
Now for the really fiddly bit - the shoulder straps.
First, they need to be attached to the outside...
And we have a cute little tank top! Hooray!
Here is the whole collection...