One of my favorite parts of creating a new pattern is the testing phase. It’s a chance to finally see my pattern on other sewists while getting crucial feedback on the fit and instructions. While it makes me feel really vulnerable to put the pattern, flaws and all, out there for the first time to be scrutinized, by the end of the process I feel so grateful for the people that donate their time and resources to help me make the pattern the best it can be! And every time I do this, I come away thinking “I have the best group of testers EVER!”.
This time was no different. And I managed to get my act together early on in preparation for doing this roundup. I have to say, this group really showed out and showed up. I was blown away by their Hanas and did a little happy dance every time a new photos popped up in my inbox and the tester forum!
The Hana comes in three views with options for cropped, hip, and dress length, plus a tie waist option! You can purchase the pattern by clicking this button:
So, let me quit yammering on and show the Hanas already (click images to enlarge)!
Version A, Crop
Version A, Hip Length
Boon Kuan (@limbksews)
Version B, Crop
Version B, Hip Length
Version B, Dress
May (@handmakingtales) and she added pockets!
Kristine (@kristinesews) (it’s a bananahana! :) )
Purchase the Hana Tank + Dress Pattern
Light- to mid-weight woven fabrics. For a more structured, boxy fit, use fabrics such as linen, chambray, poplin, and voile. For a more fluid drape and flowing fit, use fabrics such as tencel, rayon challis, and crepe de chine.
INTERFACING: Light- to mid-weight fusible woven interfacing (choose appropriate weight for fabric choice), such as Pellon SF101.
1/2" (12 mm) BUTTONS: Crop / Tie Waist (6 -7) | Hip Length (7-8) | Dress Length (13-14)
Women’s sizes 0-28 with optional pattern pieces for Full Bust Adjustment C or D cup. (See below for sizing and yardage requirements.)