Sew Yourself Some Love: The Greenstyle Creations Xpress Tank

Day three of our Sew Yourself Some Love and Ellen is sewing the Xpress tank by Greenstyle Creations.  What a great way to show yourself some love, combining two of your passions, sewing and working out!  Make sure to continue to follow along the rest of the week for more amazing patterns. 

I always LOVE the Sew Yourself Some Love feature that we do in Feb.  It’s so fun to sew for yourself!!!  I have had my eye on the amazing GreenStyle Xpress Tank so it was an easy choice.  I love to workout and can always use another tank.  It’s also super cute to wear during the day and that’s how I styled it.  Since I’m tall, I always wear tank tops under my shirts and for the Xpress tank I did too.  It covers my bra straps and sticks out the bottom which I like.  I sewed up a Small, with some fabric in my stash.  I think next time I will do a Medium, since it pulls a bit in the center, but I also think my fabric is not as stretchy as the pattern suggests (but I am determined to get through my stash).  

Pattern sews up super fast, and I sewed it on my normal machine, since I am still a bit terrified of my serger.  I need to figure it out though since I know it would look better and be much quicker if I used it…...This is on my list for Spring Break, along with finally figuring out my Silhouette!  Anyway, I sewed the pointed back option and love it but will definitely be making a rounded back one and the tie back.  There are 3 different tanks in this pattern and all so STYLISH with sizes from 3XS to 3XL)!  I’m going to keep learning how to sew with knits and hopefully have a ton more workout options soon.  Till next time!  Ellen