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How We Wear It: Foxglove Tank by Selvage Designs

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So you’ve bought your Foxglove Tank pattern by Selvage Designs, right? And you followed along with Parts One, Two, and Three of our Sewalong? And now you have a beautiful new racerback tank top for summer?! I bet you’re feeling like an accomplished, stylish sewist. You should, you are!

The second week of Two Weeks of Foxglove starts now. And today we’re showing you how we’re styling our Foxglove. This outfit will be worn all summer long. If you haven't bought your Foxglove sewing pattern yet, do not fret! We're giving away one copy of the pattern! At the end of this post you'll have the chance to enter to win a copy of what is sure to be your new favorite racerback tank pattern.

But first a little bit about the Foxglove version I decided to sew. A few months back I picked up a super lightweight denim that draped well and was so soft to the touch. I don’t often make shirts out of denim, so I figured this would come in handy for detailing a future project like pocket linings, or piping. I never imagined I’d use this fabric for a racerback tank top.

But I took a chance. And, oh man, do I love the result. My woven Foxglove has center front and back seams, both clean finished. I used store-bought, contrasting bias tape for the neckline and armholes, and the hi-low hem contours my curves perfectly. I cannot praise Lauren Dahl enough for the quality of this pattern. The pattern drafting, instructions and fit are all top-notch.

I’ve been loving the denim shirt/black jeans/neutral flats trend. It’s basically what I wore all winter long. So I thought I’d try my hardest to outplay this trend by carrying it into summer. Wearing my denim Foxglove with a pair of black skinnies is an easy outfit to dress up or down. I do have a thing for simplicity, so this outfit is right up my alley.

Foxglove Tank Front | Selvage Designs

But there are times I want some accessories to make the outfit pop. Here I paired my Foxglove with Indiesew’s bright pink Commuter Cowl. This infinity scarf pattern by Very Shannon sewn up in a lightweight cotton is the perfect summer scarf. Instantly this outfit is taken up a notch from neutral to colorful. | Foxglove paired with Commuter Cowl

Foxglove Tank Back | Blog

And then there are times I need accessories, like when I need to carry some cash, chap stick (I live in Colorado, after all) and my cell phone. This cross-body leather purse is the perfect accessory for the Foxglove as it’s both simple and functional. Things we freakin’ love at Indiesew.

Foxglove paired with scarf and purse | Blog

The hi-low hem of this tank top is probably one of my favorite features. And Lauren’s technique for easing the hem in so that it curves nicely around your butt is spot on. I’m so happy with how well my hem sits on my backside.

Hi-low Hem of Foxglove Tank |

Overall, the Foxglove Tank by Selvage Designs is a must-have pattern for any sewist’s collection. And today, it can be yours! We’re giving away one copy of the Foxglove to a lucky Indiesew user! All you have to do? Enter your email below to be entered. If you’re not already an Indiesew user, it will prompt you to create an account and become an Indiesew user. Then, you’ll be the first to know about new pattern launches, blog posts and promotions!

Already made your Foxglove? Let’s see it! Upload it here and show it off to the world!

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