I am so pleased at the response to the new Rumi Tank pattern! Huge thank you to everyone that has bought it and started sewing it up! It's such a quick and satisfying project, and takes so little fabric, it's a great pattern to sew in batches. Cut a handful, then sew them all up at once, and boom- 5 new tank tops!
In researching the shape of the tank, I gathered a bunch of inspiration photos for a Rumi Tank Inspiration Pinterest board. What surprised me most of all was the pricing on these tanks. The options were basically either $9 fast fashion tanks, or $50 Lululemon tanks. Almost none fell in the middle. Though the Rumi Tank is a very basic project, this is exactly why I wanted to design it, and even more, this is exactly why I sew.
In my life, between yoga, ballet, running, lounging, and sweltering hot summer days, I have a ton of reasons to have many tops like the Rumi Tank in my dresser. But I am absolutely not willing to participate in the potentially slave labor of fast fashion, or the price gouging of its high end counterpoint. But for one yard of fabric, I can sew up my own tank in no time.
Once I had decided on how I wanted to tank to look and fit, I knew that I wanted to make a dress option as well. Much like the top version, the dress can be sewn up in tissue weight cotton and worn very casually, or as a nightgown at home, but you can also sew it up in silk jersey or an elegant bamboo knit, and it really can be dressed up very easily. Which is seriously the most comfortable dress you will ever own that's still flattering. I mean, muumuus are comfortable, but flattering? Not so much. Referring back to my original ready-to-wear version, I ended the skirt with the contrasting band, for a fun optional colorblocking possibility.
Below are loads of images to get your creative mind going, and the images range from sporty to dressy, to illustrate how easy it is to take the Rumi Tank in wide range of looks with a change in styling and fabric. All the images are from my Pinterest board, so visit that page to get the original source.
Also, just a reminder that the pattern is on sale through Friday, so scoop it up now 20% off, making it only $9.60!