Xpress Tank - Pattern Release!

Posted by Joni Pearce on

**The white fabric in the above and below pictures (Angelyn Bennett) is a circular knit from Phee Fabrics.  Phee Fabrics is the sponsor of the Xpress Tank testing and release and their circular knit is perfect for this pattern!  You can check it out here. You can also join the Phee Fabrics Facebook group page and keep up to date on sales and new fabric arrivals.  

Greenstyle Creations has just released the Xpress Tank!  Greenstyle's designer, Angelyn Bennett, named it "Xpress" for 2 reasons. 

1. The lovely "X" that makes up the back of the top.

and

2. The ridiculously short amount of time it takes to cut your fabric and sew one up!  The Xpress Tank is comprised of one (yes, ONE!) piece of fabric, 2 seams at the shoulders, and hemming (if you choose to do so)!  That's it!  But the cool thing is that you would never guess it.  It has an absolutely stunning silhouette. 

This clever tank can be sewn up in only a few minutes and provides style and comfort with several options.  Choose a high neck or low neck, a rounded back, a pointed back, or even a tie back option.  You will love how easy this is and how many different looks you can get with just one simple pattern piece, 1 yard, and about 20 minutes.

Sizes Included:  3XS - 3XL 
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Pattern Features: PDF Instant Download, Layered Sizes, No Trim Pages, A4, and Large Format available for download.
Fabric Requirement: 7/8 yard for all sizes
Fabric Recommendation: Light to medium weight knit fabric with good drape.  Cotton lycra, Spandex, Lycra, supplex (not the heavy weight), performance fabric, triblend, t-shirt blend, etc.  Make sure it has at least 50% two way stretch. 

 

STYLING: Hit the gym in style, wear it casually with jeans, or dress it up!  The pattern testers did an amazing job at showing the versatility and options of the Xpress Tank.  Check out some of the pattern testing pictures below, and then go to the Greenstyle Facebook Page Xpress Tank Photo Album, for even more great shots.  The albums in the Facebook group are so helpful when you are deciding on what fabric and options to choose for your garment!

Pictures have been categorized by pattern options.

 

LOW NECK OPTION

 Michelle Andrews

 

Elizabeth Blanchard

 

HIGH NECK OPTION

Jodi Williams

 

Mary Cheddie. Mary blogs at Phee Fabrics

 

Brenda Kenty Schultz 

 

POINT BACK

Lydia Persson

 

Elizabeth DeVirgillio

 

Gloria Richardson

 

ROUNDED BACK

Sarah Connell . Check out Sarah's fabulous blog, Sewing with Sarah. IG @sewingwithsarah . 

 

Mari Edstrom

 

Sharon Aguilar . Read Sharon's review of the Xpress tank on her blog, SweetMamaSharon!

 

Blake Bahora blogs for Aurora Design Fabrics.

 

TIE BACK 

Sarah Connell

 

 Michelle Andrews (modeled by Mara)

 

Joni Pearce

 

Kyema Greeley is the blogger behind The Art of Oh.

 

#VINYLALLTHETHINGS

Heather Privette

 

Lydia Persson

 

Joni Pearce

 

ACTION SHOTS

Shelby Barney. Check out her blog Octaves of Color !

 

Diane Cullum. She blogs at Sewing with D

 

Doray Briskman

 

Kittrick Thoune (We seriously have the best testers!)

 

Mary Cheddie (#fierce)

 

Sara Marie

 

Shayna Stevens 

Jill Boehm

There you have it!  Make sure you check out the rest of the tester photos in the Xpress Tank Facebook Album

The best way to stay up to date with Greenstyle Creations happenings is to follow them on their facebook group page.  This is a great community to see Greenstyle makes, ask any and as many questions as you would like, and to see what's coming up next!  Stay tuned for another athletic pattern;) 

 

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Comments


  • if i print the patern some off the lines are not richt they are not round buth straight

    heidi on
  • I can’t wait to try this pattern!

    Cheryl on
  • So excited to try this pattern!

    Delaney on
  • This is so cute! I have a weird swayback, so I avoid open back tops, but this might make me branch out.

    Katelyn on
  • Love them all! I want to make one for my 16 yo niece. I just need to find 20 minutes!

    Diane Cullum on


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