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Great Tank Bonanza: Pony Tank

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog. | 2018 Great Tank Bonanza

The Great Tank Bonanza has returned! Every year we set aside an entire week to celebrate sleeveless tops for a few reasons: 

  1. Tank tops are typically beginner-friendly sewing patterns with no sleeves to set in and quick sewing time.
  2. Tank tops are stash busting projects that typically require less than 1.5 yards of fabric. Typically, you'll have fabric on-hand that will work for a tank top pattern.
  3. Tank tops get a ton of wear! We pair them with jeans, shorts, layered under other shirts, making them a total wardrobe workhorse.


Tank tops are our most popular category of patterns here at Indiesew. And since we love to deliver sewing inspiration that is the most useful to you, the Great Tank Bonanza was born in 2016. Check out these past blog posts for even more inspo:


Pattern Sale

It wouldn't be the Great Tank Bonanza without a pattern sale! All tank top sewing patterns are discounted by 20% until Sunday, June 17 at 10 p.m. MST. Use coupon code GREATTANK at checkout to receive the discount. Any pattern that includes a sleeveless top option is included in this promotion!

Shop Tank Top Patterns >


Pony Tank

Just for this event, we've added a new tank top pattern to the shop: the Pony Tank by Chalk and Notch. The Pony Tank is an A-line knit dress or tank with a curved hem. 

Pony Tank Sewing Pattern | Chalk and Notch

I sewed my Pony Tank in our Carolina Blue Rayon Spandex fabric. This fabric has the heavy drape that this pattern is drafted for. 

I sewed the size 4 based on my measurements in relation to the size chart and the fit is perfect. I like the close fit under the arm, as my bra doesn't show at all. This will easily become one of my go-to summer tank tops.

Indiesew Tank Tops | Pony Tank and Dress


Pony Tank Front and Back View |

From start to finish, the Pony Tank sewed up in just a couple of hours. I used this method for the knit-bound armholes. The pattern's v-neckline instructions are stellar, resulting in a beautiful finish.

Pony Tank and Dress | Indiesew

Here, I'm wearing my Pony Tank with a pair of ready-to-wear skinny jeans and my Mohinders City Slippers. Things are pretty casual around Indiesew HQ in the summer and this is an ideal work outfit for me as it's comfortable and still put-together.


Blog Tour

We've got a great group of bloggers lined up to deliver even more tank top inspiration this week. Note the schedule below and be sure to check out each blogger's post to see what pattern they've sewn!

Happy tank top sewing!

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