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Introducing the Fifer Tank Top!

Fabric, fitting, and styling tips to help you sew this ruffle tank.

Posted in: Patterns • April 1, 2024

Fifer is a classic woven tank top with a romantic twist. Fifer's base features a slightly A-line silhouette and a scoop front and back neckline. Bust darts shape the relaxed fit, and the hemline rests right below the high hip.

The centerpiece of this beautiful tank top is the gathered collar that adds femininity to this style. You'll also practice two bias finish techniques with the bias-bound neckline and bias-faced armholes. Wear Fifer on its own for warm spring and summer days, or layer under your favorite cardigan or jacket to bring a bit of texture to your outfit.

Fabric and Fit

Fabric recommendations: To get the best ruffles on your tank top, look for lightweight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, cotton voile, cotton gauze, chambray, Swiss dot, linen, rayon challis, rayon crepe, and silk.

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Fitting tips:

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Seamwork Style Ideas

This tank top is a breeze to style. The neckline makes all the statement you’ll need, so all you have to do is pair it with your favorite layers.

Wear Fifer into the Chelsea jeans for a fun springtime look. The flared legs and ruffled neckline make an eye-catching silhouette. If you need an extra layer, grab something easy, like the Parker chore coat.

Tuck Fifer into the Christina skirt for an office-friendly look. If you need more coverage, grab a cardigan like Lisa.

If the weather is getting warmer, pair Fifer with the Leonora skirt. If you need another layer, wear a denim jacket, like Audrey.

Ambassador Projects

Some of the Seamwork Ambassadors sewed up the Fifer tank already!

Alanna cut up a dress she found at the thrift store to make the Fifer tank.

“I love the clean silhouette and that you can make this tank with or without the ruffle for staples in your wardrobe!”

Gracie sewed the Fifer tank in a silk noil.

Nicci sewed Fifer in double-sided cotton gauze. She also used the selvage to make the ruffle.

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