DIY Tank

This DIY Tank is for a fluid bias-cut lingerie-inspired camisole with a lace insert.  The “bias-cut” technique is used by designers for cutting clothing to utilize the greater stretch in the bias or diagonal direction of the fabric, causing it to accentuate body lines and curves and drape softly, thereby eliminating the need for darts.



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This tutorial is for woven fabrics, you can also use stretch fabrics (You don’t need to cut the stretch fabrics on the bias)



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Link to DIY Tank Tutorial



You will need:

  • Approx. 1 ½ yds. [1.4 m] of fashion fabric, 45” [114cm] wide. Silk fabrics are good option for this projects.
  • ½ yd. [0.5 m] of insertion lace, 1” – 2″[25-50 mm] wide.
  • Coordinating thread
  • Kraft paper


Style Ideas

You can make your camisole with the lace insertion on the top as shown in the tutorial, but you can also be creative with you fabric/lace combination and in how you use the lace.  You can also chage the shape of the camisole.  Below are some examples:


Use neutral colors for a classy and elegant look! black lace on champagne silk is a beautiful combination; Pink and black lace is another lovely combination.


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Use lace on top and bottom of you camisole! it will look great under a cardigan or a jacket.
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You can also use lace inserts on the sides of your camisole! the look is more formal.


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You can also use bold colors – yellow, red, or royal blue with beige or black lace.

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You can also use a print silk with no lace insert!

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Use it to sew lingerie, a top, or a piece to layer under other tops or jackets! your options are unlimited.


I hope you find this tutorial useful! 


Happy Sewing,

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