I don't often use the exact same pattern more than once, but when I came up with the idea for this top, I decided to make two at the same time.
The pattern took less than half an hour to do. All I did was alter the back of another top that I've made previously. I have a habit of over-engineering some things that should be simple, and as a result have no basic boring no frills tank tops. Not that I want my clothes to be boring! That's why I added the cut out on the back.
Both fabrics are from my recent trip to the Fabric Cave. The red fabric is a better quality fabric, which really shows in the way that all my bound edges sit flatter. I should perhaps have finished one and tried it on before finishing the second though, as the back neck where there are two fabrics overlapping stretched a little and tends to sit away from my back. Since my hair covers it I'm not that worried about it. I could fix it by taking a little out of the shoulders at the neck edge, but it really seems like a lot of work for such a small problem, but something to keep in mind should I make another one! Which I am seriously thinking of doing, but I'll probably do something a little different next time!
I actually finished these a couple of weeks ago, and they are the first tops I look for every morning when working out what to wear. I would have shared them earlier, but have had a bit of a blogging slump. Hopefully I can get to my backlog of blogging now, I've already finished a couple of other things.