Tyler Tank


What’s it called when you find a pattern that’s the perfect summer staple, and it’s cheap, and easy, with great fit, nice big size range, etc…? Oh yeah, #sewallthetanks

This is the Tyler Tank from Funktional Threads, and is available on Craftsy for $1!! The size range goes from 12 months to 16! Minimal pages to print, and easy to grade between sizes for a better fit! The orange top above is size 3, and the others are all size 4. I made one for Sydney in size 7 width, with size 8 length.

These are also incredibly quick to sew! The arm and neck bands are just right so there’s not any puckering. I’d be happy to recommend this pattern if it’s what you’re looking for!

Check out a few more photos of the ones I’ve already made.


And here’s the size 7 I made for Sydney:


Fabric sources:

Teal and white stripe: cotton jersey from Girl Charlee

Grey rib knit: Joann

Navy waffle knit: upcycled from an old pair of lounge pants

Black and white galaxy print (bands): cotton spandex from Girl Charlee

Charcoal rayon spandex: Hancock flat fold apparel table

Orange upcycle: 100% cotton tshirt

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Bailey Baggie Shorts

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It’s just a matter of fact that the boys don’t get as much home made clothing as the girls do around here. Or maybe it just seems like it because I’ve been sewing for the girls longer. Either way, this boy is the most appreciative when I make him something, and he is the only child of mine that will reply, “thanks, my Mom made it!” Whenever someone comments on his clothes. I don’t think the girls have ever done that 🙂 And I never told him to 🙂 I made him these shorts from Funktional Threads out of cozy french terry with a little camo showing at the pockets. He loves them, I love them. I’ll be making plenty more for Summer, I’m sure. There are 3 length options with this pattern (this is the middle length) and colorblocking options. I’m happy to recommend this pattern! Use code LEBAILEY30 for 30% off all purchases from her shop through 4/1!


Fabric sources:

Grey french terry: Hancock flat fold apparel table

Camo cotton jersey print: Girl Charlee