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Light 'n' Lively Tank
Pattern Number: 60485
Rating: *****
4.5 (based on 25 reviews)
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Borrowed Pieces -- not for fuller chested woman, but a-line on bottom is beautifully patterned Reviewed by Robin on 2015-08-01 ***
I made this by combining a different top (breast area) with a variation of this bottom (below breasts). I found that the top for a larger chested woman didn't cover enough without looking enormous, and the two flaps in the middle weren't sufficiently held in place to offer privacy. That said, the lace pattern of the "skirt" and the increases gave it the perfect babydoll look so I would use it again with another top. I also lined the bottom with stretch cotton underneath because I wasn't comfortable showing quite so much skin in this section. So I'd give the top a C- (I tried it twice before giving up on it, and the top pattern does not unravel easily), but I'd give the bottom an A-, and I'd round it up to an A if the pattern had instructions for an optional lining.

Reviewed by Hui Boon Khor on 2013-12-09 ****
I only followed the instructions for the 'cups' and I found them very easy and perfect! It's a very flattering pattern for the breast:) I just continued making rows till the cups were the size that I am comfortable with ie enough coverage.
As for the rest of the garment, I first sc along the straight edge of the cups to join both cups and then continue in chain st till I have a long enough chain to envelope my body before joining to form a ring. Then a few rows of dc to form a firm foundation to work my pattern.
I intend to thread a ribbon or a decorative elastic over the first row of dc so the tank won't sag.
Idea: The original tank enlarges as you work down. Reduce the no of increase rows if you want a more form fitting tank or if you are running out of yarn!
Tip: always try on your unfinished work to see if it is to your liking

Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by Dulcina Corn on 2013-06-26 *****
I made it for my daughter!! She really loved it! The pattern was easy to follow and I will probably make it again.

Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by fridafedorayahoocom on 2012-07-02 ****
I made this top last summer it is very spectacular! I made it in a different cotton, I added extra rows to the cups to fit a D-cup, I also had to add extra rows to the lenght so that it looks like the picture, I believe that is the proper lenght, if is too short it might look "funny". Instead of the buttons I made little crocheted flowers and embroidered a cluster of fresh water pearls (from a craft store) in the center. I wore it for an evening out in town, the fellows loved it! I knew I was going to get some attention, but not that much!

Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by karen fallo on 2012-03-31 ****
when adding the increasing shells instead of 2dc chain 2 2dc i made 1dc chain 2 1 dc .this made the pattern work up beautiful

Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by Deborah on 2011-06-26 ****
I made this top, but tweaked it a bit...instead of making the 'back panel'..I left it out and just added a strand of 'chain stitches' from the tops of the make it a 'halter' top...
I made it out of Dusty Rose...I added a picot trim but since it is for a smaller person, I shortened the skirt part about 6 rows...
Very easy pattern...

Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by Valerie on 2011-06-22 *****
Thats just beautiful, i hope i can make it the same way.

Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by Gina Wiggins on 2009-10-24 *****
Very quick project. I made the smallest size but incorporated the medium for cup size. Comes up a little larger than stated.

Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by Danielle Soderlund on 2010-08-21 ****
Very cute! I used a different 100% cotton yarn, I think it turned out well :) However, if you make a small, I would recommend using the "medium" bra cup size, the small offers VERY little coverage!!! I ended up just adding a few extra rows on it.

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Light 'n' Lively Tank Reviewed by robin pennell on 2010-08-01 ****
I agree that the pattern is a size or two oversized. It was easy to make, however. Unfortunately, I have not been able to convince myself to wear it, even over another shirt. I think it is due to the flounce hitting my hips too high, but I had to skimp on the length since I had used stashed yarn and couldn't get a good match with new yarn.

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