Silk, Lace and Leather Racer Back Tank Top

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Silk, lace and leather racer back tank top.

I made this fun and pretty racer back tank top from McCalls 6359 pattern. 

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Loose fitting tank top pattern with various neckline and hem design options.

I started this top a few months ago and never completed it. That seems to happen all too often!

I thought about binding the neckline and armholes with some of the silk, but then I though it would be fin to give it a little edge and trim it in leather. I bought a 12 yards of 3/8″ wide light weight double fold lambskin leather trim from Wallace Textiles through eBay. This stuff is really nice! The leather is thin and soft and quite pliable, perfect for a little binding or trim.

Leather binding trim around neckline and armholes.  Racer back of tank top inset with lace trimmed with leather binding

 

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I am very happy with this top and can envision it with a colored underling under the lace. I think that will really make the lace stand out. Next time I make it, I will make it a little larger under the armholes and across the chest as it did fit a bit tightly here for me. I think this top could lead to a lot more design ideas….

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