Thursday, July 4, 2013

Loes Hinse Tank, Plus Bonus Simplicity Sarong!

Last weekend I took a little break from 1st Day of School sewing to sew up a tank top from the Loes Hinse Tank Dress Group. Below is a picture from Loes Hinse showing a dress view from the pattern.


I used a piece of batik that was left over from a sarong-style skirt I made from Simplicity 7231 (oop).


I made this skirt several times pre-blog, and brought it out again for a tropical party we were invited to last summer. I wore it with a T shirt for the party, but always felt like the outfit needed a little something more. I was so happy to discover that I had enough fabric left for the tank top!

The Loes Hinse Tank Group is a "go to" pattern for me. I've made several easy little casual dresses from it that I wear in the summertime. Just the perfect thing for our 100 degree heat this time of year.

Here's the tank and skirt together. I love the pieces for the effect of a dress. And it's so cool and comfortable to wear!


A detail of the tie at the waist...


In addition to this summer, I'm really looking forward to bringing this outfit along on our next tropical vacation. The pieces can be worn like this or separately, so it's really versatile.

10 comments:

Linda T said...

Beautiful fabric and it made such a cute outfit.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh those two pieces are so pretty together and I can see the versatility of them. Awesome outfit!

Patricia said...

What a lovely fabric, and the skirt pattern with tie front is a winner. You will find this so useful over the summer; Great Sew!

Irene said...

What a wonderful summery outfit. That fabric is gorgeous.

Terri K said...

Very pretty outfit Nancy. I'll bet you look wonderful in it. I wish I could send some of the temperatures and rain we've been getting in Asheville out your way.

ACorgiHouse said...

Gorgeous, and glad you are finding ways to beat the heat! When our Florida weathercasters tell us how brutally hot it is out west, we know it is smokin'. I think I need that tank collection.. K

Vicki said...

Cute! Nice colours for a batik.

Mary said...

I love this skirt and tank together. Whay beautiful colors and perfect for this style.

Linda said...

I really love this top and skirt! Great choice of fabric, it is so pretty!

bluemooney said...

So cute!