Watercolor Tank Dress

summer tank dress

With the hottest days of summer upon us I’ve been wearing dresses almost daily, especially my Lotus Pond tank dress. So it made sense to make another tank dress that could stand up to the heat. It took next to no time to sew and already in the few weeks since I made it has been threatening to surpass the rayon maxi washi for Most Worn Status in my closet.

summer tank dress

The top is a black baby rib knit from Organic Cotton Plus (I love their rib knit. I also got some natural and mint) and the bottom is a watercolor rayon print from Wanderlust. I also had the good sense to include pockets, something I always consider skipping to save time but never regret later when I add them.

summer tank dress

As you can see, it’s all pretty simple. I even skipped adding binding to the arms and neck and just folded the edge under and zig-zagged it down to finish it.

summer tank dress

It looks great with my little black bolero which I did not make, but I think I need to try making one of these soon. The bolero sweater always seems to look fantastic with the high-waisted styles I’m drawn to.

summer tank dress

10 thoughts on “Watercolor Tank Dress

  1. cute dress dude! great for summer. we’ve had a hot one and i’ve been living in dresses too.

    also love the little bits of blue left in your hair.

  2. geez, you are so cute. love the dress. I tried to make a similar one (maxi style) this summer, but it seemed really bunchy at the seam…I think because I added elastic to the waist?

  3. I love this group of dresses you’ve made! I have a question: Do you find that the skirt of the dress tugs down or distorts the knit on the top half? I’ve got a strapless maxi dress I’d like to refashion into this type of dress, but I’m worried the top would get stretched down by the weight of the skirt.

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