Summer is in full swing here in the Washington, DC area – we’ve had a lot of days around the 90 degree mark and as probably the only person who LOVES that heat – I could not be more thrilled. With the warm weather, I’ve been on the search for some awesome summer patterns and when the Pony Tank from Chalk and Notch came out last week, it flew immediately to the top of my sewing queue.
I’ve made a few other of the Chalk and Notch patterns and loved them so I knew I would love this one too! The Waterfall Raglan was such a good weekend staple during the winter and spring and I had the opportunity to test sew the Farrah which is a work week staple for me!
I actually got the Pony Tank for free by subscribing to the Chalk and Notch newsletter (it’s unfortunately not free anymore) which was such a win because I think I’ll be making this tank a million more times! So even though it’s not free anymore – it’s totally worth it because it’s an amazing pattern!
The Pony Tank is a v-neck knit top or dress with an A-line shape and curved hem. It’s recommended for a drapey knit such as a rayon knit or modal knit.
A couple years ago I had a very similar tank top from Lilly Pulitzer that I loved except that the quality of the fabric led it to not wash up very well and the back wasn’t very good at hiding my bra. Despite these things I still wore that tank to death and I forgot about it until I put this finished tank on. This tank though is in a really nice fabric (this rayon/jersey from Imagine Gnats) and totally hides my bra. Win win win!
I don’t have a lot of v-necks under my belt so I struggled a little bit with the v-neck, but nothing that a little slowing down the next time won’t fix! So mine is a scoop neck/v-neck combo.
I also hate hemming knits, and I probably should have just skipped hemming this, but I didn’t – so I don’t love the hem as much as I should.
My favorite feature – the armhole band. Totally weird thing to love, but I love the way it looks. It would also be fun to do the bands in a contrast fabric.
After making this one – I want to order rayon jersey in every single color and make a million more! The more I see them popping up on Instagram the more I see people saying the exact same thing. If you’re looking for a tank top for summer – this might be a good one to give a try!
Pony Tank Summary:
Size Made: 6
View: Tank Top
Fabric Used: Navy Rayon Jersey from Imagine Gnats
Notions Used: Double needle
Ease of Construction: Super easy and quick!
Fit: Perfect fit!
Repeatable? Yes Yes Yes x a million….