The Saybrook Tank is here, just in the nick of time for the last bit of summer sewing. If you’ve got big boobs, the Saybrook is the knit tank that dreams are made of: three views, a stellar bust fit with cup sizes C-H, and no bra peeking out. What could be better for those sweltering hot August days?
When a new pattern comes out, we know how helpful it can be to see it on a variety of bodies. So we teamed up with five Cashmerette pals to sew up final versions of the Saybrook using fabric that was generously gifted by Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics.
Based in California, Stonemountain & Daughter is an indie fabric shop with a vast range of high-quality garment fabrics available in their online store. We often source fabric from Stonemountain, and we fell so hard for their rib knit offerings that we used their fabrics for two of the Saybrook cover samples! Our sewists were able to choose from a wide selection of jerseys and rib knits, and the kind folks at Stonemountain & Daughter want to help you get the look, too! You can save 15% on any fabric in the Stonemountain & Daughter store (excluding sale items) starting Saturday, August 29th through Saturday, September 12th using code CASHMERETTE15 at checkout.
Okay, let’s get the Saybrook party started!
Tannoa made View B of Saybrook Tank using a wide bamboo rib knit in terracotta. We can’t recommend this fabric enough—this was the same fabric we used for the yellow cover sample, and it’s available in lots of different colorways in the Stonemountain & Daughter store. This particular colorway looks stunning on Tannoa!
Tannoa measures 39.5” high bust, 43” full bust, 36” waist, and 44” hip. She made a size 14 G/H without any adjustments.
Here’s what Tannoa had to say about her new Saybrook:
“The Saybrook was a quick satisfying make that has many uses in my wardrobe. I was able to cut and sew it in an afternoon! It’s hard to find these tank tops in store that fit my large bust specifically in the armscye so it’s nice that I can make my own quickly. The wide rib knit is soft to touch but sturdy enough to hold its shape on top of the body. I’ll be making more colors and versions for sure!”
You can see more of Tannoa’s sewing over on Instagram.
Nateida made her Saybrook Tank with a stripey bamboo rayon jersey. She made View A and styled it with a pair of Calder Shorts she made recently. Love the whole look!
Nateida measures 42” high bust, 50” full bust, 45” waist, and 52” hip. She made a size 18 in the shoulders, graded to a 20 G/H in the bust, and then to a 24 in the waist.
Here’s what Nateida had to say about her Saybrook:
“The fabric I used was a beautiful bamboo knit. It was my first time working with this type of knit and I must say it feels luxurious. I found it very easy to cut and to sew and it made the drape on the tank very comfortable and not clingy at all.”
Jenny made View C of the Saybrook with triangle-print bamboo rayon jersey. You’re going to want to run—not walk—to the Stonemountain & Daughter shop to pick up some of this fabric; we got to see it in person and it’s divine. If you don’t believe us, just look at the joy on Jenny’s face!
Jenny measures 47” high bust, 51” full bust, 47” waist, and 60” hip. She made a size 24 C/D and graded to a 28 waist. (Since she made the cropped view, she didn’t need to grade out for her hips.)
Here’s what Jenny had to say about her Saybrook:
“Great fabric—easy to sew with. Super cute pattern. I’m wearing my wearable toile to work today—it’s lovely and fits just right. No tugging down or fiddling with it as I started my day (I’ve had it on for four hours or so now, and assume it’ll be amazing the rest of the day as well).”
Get your daily dose of Jenny’s joyful photos over on her Instagram.
Courtney used a snakeskin-print rayon knit for her Saybrook. She combined the neckline of View B with the knotted hem of View A, and the look is perfection. If you want to play around with more animal prints in your wardrobe, this is the way to go!
Courtney measures 43.5” high bust, 49” full bust, 41” waist, and 46” hip. She made a size 20 G/H without any adjustments.
Here’s what Courtney had to say about her Saybrook:
“The fabric was so soft and it drapes beautifully: feels like almost nothing on. That did make the bands difficult: it was difficult to press, so I couldn’t quite get everything to lay flat like I hoped. However, the pattern covered a variety of sins and it’s a dream to wear. Sewing the shirt was definitely straightforward and fun, and it helped me get some sewjo back. I did leave the hem unfinished because the fabric was so slippery and I was going to knot it anyway. I’ll probably make another.”
Jack also used the wide bamboo rib knit for their Saybrook, but in the redwood colorway. Did we mention that we love this fabric? Jack made View C and left their Saybrook unhemmed.
Jack measures 42” high bust, 46” full bust, 36” waist, and 46” hip. They made a size 18 C/D.
Here’s what Jack had to say about their Saybrook:
“I’d absolutely have multiple of these in my wardrobe. Same style, same fabric, and all different colors! It’s a buttery soft garment that will easily stay in rotation through all of Massachusetts’ wild seasons.
The process for sewing the Saybrook seemed simple—like a sewist experienced with knit fabrics could make up 3 in an afternoon! Naturally mine took about an evening from assembling the printed pattern, to checking my sizes, and putting the garment together.
The fabric was magnificently soft to handle and refused to fray (a wonderful surprise as I had no idea that was even a thing!).It was so kind to my inexperienced craftsmanship and even though it was my first time sewing with knit fabric, very few of my mistakes are as visible as I feared.
You can find more of Jack’s handmade creations over on Instagram.
Save 15% at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
A huge thank you to all of our makers, and to Stonemountain & Daughter for generously providing them these gorgeous fabrics! Don’t forget that you can save 15% on any fabric in the Stonemountain & Daughter online shop (excluding sale items) between August 29th and September 12th using code CASHMERETTE15.
We can’t wait to see what fabric you choose for your first Saybrook Tank! Be sure to tag your makes with #SaybrookTank so we can drool over your makes, too.