Capsule Wardrobe Staple: New Horizons Marbella

Today I thought I’d share my love (again) for the Marbella Tank from New Horizons. You might recall my previous love here {Pattern Hack} Capsule PJs Featuring NH Marbella Tank and RP Pippa Pants or these two lace back versions I made here (which are both options included in the pattern:


You might recall the lace back options look smashing under the Valencia Top pattern – so pretty:


Well, I found myself in need of some basic tanks at the end of summer. My old store bought, ready to wear standbys were ready to be replaced. Luckily, the Marbella comes with a solid back option and makes for the perfect basic tank. It’s a slim fit, so I will use it as a layering tank most often (though I wore one yesterday with joggers, so maybe not!) It’s basic, it’s fast, and it’s true to size. Best of all – it covers my bra straps! I use my coverstitch to hem arm and neck  openings as well as the bottom hem – a quick and professional finish.

Front view:


Side view:


Back view – I did plain back for all but the strip, which I ended up “color blocking” because of the size of the piece of fabric – I love how it turned out! :


In just a few hours and with minimal brain power, I had FIVE new tanks in some neutral colors (inspired by #necessaryneutrals Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests FB Group).  Fabric was all from a scrap or clearance box from one of my favorite fabric shops, Sincerely Rylee. In case you missed it in the first paragraph, here’s the link to the pattern: New Horizons Marbella Tank

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