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The Pickle Toes 10K Tank

At first I wasn't sure how much I would wear it. The pattern looked a little sportier than what I typically choose. But the color-blocking looked fun, so I made it anyway! And, I'm really glad I did, because I really actually love how it turned out!

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This was my first Pickle Toes 10K tank, but it for sure will not be my last!

The Pattern:

This pattern is drafted for knit fabrics. You will need something with good, 4 way stretch. It is a fitted tank, but is very flattering. There are seven length options included (top, tunic, mini, above the knee, below the knee, tea length, maxi length), and two options for the back (regular tank ro racer back). There is a fun color blocking detail on the front and back. I used two fabrics for mine, but you could also use three if you wanted.
My Top:

I printed and …
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The Pattern: