the wellen tank tutorial & a giveaway!

Monday, June 25, 2012

so excited for today everyone!!!!  it's my first tutorial for art gallery fabrics for the "fat quarter gang"! i decided to go with pat bravo's gorgeous line "summerlove" for my new "wellen tank tutorial".  you can find the whole tutorial for the wellen tank here on the art gallery fabrics blog.



a few months ago i got inspired while sitting on one of our gorgeous west coast beaches to create a tank for the kidlets that looked like waves.  that little idea stewed and stewed while i sketched and drew until i finally realized how to put it all together.  this tutorial is the result.  wellen is german for waves and i sure hope you will all love this special little tank as much as i do.  i think it's one of my fave projects so far.


it's a great little project to jump into trying out sewing curves too! i'm hopelessly addicted now!  the tank itself is a simple a-line shape with a wide neck that's easy in construction so you can show off all your sewing and fabric handiwork.....and there's topstitching..weeee...i love topstitching :)


so come pop over to the art gallery fabrics blog and read the whole post :)  you know you wanna....lol.  i also know you'll want to win some of this ahhhhmazing fabric too.  art gallery fabrics are made from 100% pima cotton and let me tell you...they are so soft!  the drape is so nice to work with and you really can feel the difference from other quilting cottons.  needless to say i'm a big fan..lol.


would you like a chance to win the same yummy fat quarter bundle i got?  simply click on the link below and fill out the form to enter for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of summerlove by pat bravo!  that's it! easy peasy! 


but wait...it get's better! you can enter over on art gallery fabric too!  here's how:

art gallery's rules:
- follow them on pinterest
- like them on facebook
- subscribe to the AGF blog and leave a comment there letting them know you did.

giveaway will be open until sunday, july 1st, midnight PST.  all entries welcome.

are you a big art gallery fabrics fan? what is your favorite line from AGF?  have you been following along with our fat quarter gang?  so fun!  happy sewing everyone!

44 comments:

  1. adorable! i love the way you finished it with the bias tape - what a pro!

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  2. This is so cute! Love the waves! ANd that fabric is gorgeous!

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  3. oh my goodness - this is stunning Shannon! Just wow. I am blown away, popped over and looked at the tute - just wow. Incredible.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. It is so lovely.

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  5. Love the top. Your daughter is so beautiful! Love the curls. :)

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  6. This is a unique design and really like this tank. We've entered your giveaway and "waiting" for the AGF blog to give area so can enter there.

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  7. shannon, this is so cute! I love the wave inspiration. And the colors in this collection are to DIE for. sigh

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  8. Thanks everyone! You guys are so sweet :)

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  9. I absolutely love this top ... and your little one is precious!

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  10. Shannon this is so adorable! I might even try it. The explanations are great, and I figure worst case scenario, I will pester you with questions.....hihihihi.

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  11. I love this tank, Shannon! (And the model is pretty darn cute too!) It is adorable, you did a fabulous job!! I kind of want to make one for myself...

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  12. Love this! I'll definitely be making one for my daughter! : )

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  13. Love what you have done with this tank. It is almost as adorable as the model. She's too precious.

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  14. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'd like to make a larger size for myself :)

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  15. You've done a fabulous job on this cute little top. You have got the most adorable little model too with all that super curly hair.

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  16. Love the top and the fabric!

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  17. That is such a cute top.
    Judith

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  18. this is so darned lovely, Shannon!!! i just made a top with one of the new LillyBelle fabrics and i love it :)

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  19. I agree with the previous blogger....increase the sizes to women's - I would love to make this top for myself!

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  20. Thanks everyone! I'm so glad you are all loving it.

    In regards to making it in a women's size you sure could. You would simply add more curves to your columns and more rows to create the rectangle size that would fit your own tank pattern.

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  21. Muito lindo e bem feito,parabéns.Gostaria para minha neta.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  22. What a sweet little tank top...and the 'model' is just so adorable!!

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  23. Awww, that's super cute! And what gorgeous fabrics, too!

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  24. Super cute tank and the model is adorable.

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  25. I followed them on Pinterest!

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  26. This is a gorgeous little top and it looks lovely on your adorable model! I love the idea of it but don't feel confident in making my own pattern for it, even though your tute looks very clear.
    Thanks for joining in the fun - I love the Fat Quarter Gang :)

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  27. What a beautiful model and fabric too.

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  28. I love the fabric. I haven't been following but I like the curves you sewed!

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  29. I follow them on pinterest

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  30. I like them on facebook

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  31. That is an adorable piece of art! I love it. Nice work!

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  32. I saw your photos at Flickr the other day and it was instant love. I've been wanting to work with these same fabrics and your top put me over the edge. Loving the "waves" - so cool!

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  33. Adorable! I'm definitely making this for my little granddaughter. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

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  34. This is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it. I look forward to making this for my daughter!

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  35. Gorgeous! And thanks for giving us a chance to win! Fingers and toes crossed :)
    Ps, Happy Canada Day!

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  36. What a lovely top! Thanks for the contest!

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  37. I like Art Gallery Fabrics on FB!!!

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