Vibing Mexico in my Tiny Pocket Tank

IMG_2501 (Large)Hola Chicas. Believe it or not the background you see here is the behind of a cafe in urban Australia, not Guadalajara. Shame! As usually happens around this time of year, I start to pine for exotic places just out of reach. This summer’s fantasy destination: Mexico. I don’t think we’ll be popping off there next week, so for now I will be content living out my wanderlust through sewing. Don’t be alarmed if you start seeing posts like ‘turn this fantasy destination into an outfit’.

This little number is the Tiny Pocket Tank pattern by Grainline Studio and its my new go-to summer top. I was pining for tropical fiestas anyway when I grabbed this fabric remnant in a country town thrift store. It’s not something I would normally go for but it spoke to me. In Spanish. And said, ‘Hola Chica’, turn me into a tiny pocket tank’. I couldn’t resist the print that’s a bit floral, a bit geometric with a dash of aztec. The palette is interesting too; inky purple, bright red and pink.

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For a simple floaty summer top, it certainly checks all the criteria in my book: feminine, easy wearing and sturdy enough for kid wrangling. A definite make-again. Right after I go make some B-grade tacos.
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  • One Sleepy Dadwrote:

    Great stuff. All clothes should have taco spill cloaking abilities when munchkins are involved.

    Sleepy Dad’s taco tip: pickles!

  • Erinwrote:

    SO pretty. I may just have to download that pattern…once I finish my 1,379,092 works in progress anyhow. I love your necklace too. I can’t wait for warm weather here!

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      I’m with you there Erin, the project list gets way out of hand.

  • Annawrote:

    love it! I actually have that pattern and have been meaning to make it for ages now, maybe it will tonight, looks like a quickie! 🙂

  • Leah Franquiwrote:

    OH, I love this print! So nice, and it balances so well with the simplicity of the top pattern. Que fantastica!


    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Gracias Leah. You are right, it is such a simple shape that you can get fancy with the fabric.

  • Venus-Suburbia Soupwrote:

    Muy bonita! I literally live minutes from the Mexican border… if ya ever come this way, I’ll take you to get some awesome authentic tacos… the real deal chica!

    I am lovin’ that top, I gotta check out that pattern… it does look like a quickie. I like quickies. .. but NOT that kind of quickie! ;p

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      I’m there Venus! And its a quickie alright, except for the bias!

  • Jessicawrote:

    What a fun top! I like the fabric you choose too. 🙂 I just recently stumbled upon your blog and have been so inspired! I just sewed my first ever t-shirt and would love any tips or pointers you have.
    My blog is http://www.justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Wow thanks Jessica, so happy to have inspired your sewing!

  • sallie oleta barbeewrote:

    Perfect! I love a great, easy summer top. Its definitely a fun print. I’m not too far from Mexico myself – and definitely a taco enthusiast! I think my exotic dream destination this year will be… hmm… Australia!

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Ah a fellow taco lover! Sure, come on over, we can visit Tessuti;)

  • kristinwrote:

    oooo that’s cute and it fits you so well! thanks for the pattern tip, i’d never seen that one before!

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Thanks Kristin, it’s nice and easy and similar to Wiksten tank.

  • Katiewrote:

    It looks great, love the bright red in it. I’ll check out the pattern – would be great for this steamy weather.

    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Yes Katie! You could live in these tops in the tropics.

  • lili ashwrote:

    This is beautiful! The print is amazingly festive and summery- perfect!
    PS, Love the sandals!

  • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

    Thankyou, I do feel pretty festive in it hehe. It’s a really nice summery pattern.

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