May 20, 2015

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Faux Necklace Tank

Wanna add some awesome decorations to a plain tank? Layering embellishments is a great way to add a faux "necklace" -- and this one has a very classy, almost Parisian vibe. Here's how!

*Note - The tank top featured is made from the Low Scoop Variation available in either the T-Shirt Variations Pattern or the Killara Pattern. You can also use the Free T-shirt or Free Tank Top patterns

You'll need embroidery floss, chain, a few beads, some ribbon -- and a tank. :)

**UPDATE: Giveaway closed, we have a winner! It's JJ, who said, "If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the Tour Eiffel! And then get a baguette =) " Good call, JJ! We'll be in touch with you via email soon.

Thanks everybody for entering! It was awesome to read all of your travel ideas!

OK, now back to the tutorial....

First off, figure out where on the tank you'd like the "necklace" to land. Mark this with a fabric marking pen, chalk, or a plain ordinary pencil. (I marked mine with thread, so you could see it better.)

Then, sew a chain stitch along the line: take a short stitch with your needle, and then wrap the thread around it. Pull through gently, creating a loop. Put your needle back down in the same hole to begin the next stitch.

When you get to the end, sew a short stitch to secure the last loop (second picture). 

If you need help sewing the chain stitch, you can check out our video version of this tutorial, and see exactly how I did it: 

Time to add some real chain!

Sew one end of a piece of chain to the shoulder. Drape it gently across the front of the tank, then stitch a link down at the middle of your embroidery. Use jewelry pliers to open or cut a link, so that you have a good length at the end.

Repeat for the other side. 

Then, tie a cute little bow out of ribbon. I used 1/4" wide ribbon here, which is really easy to get a hold of, and works great for this scale.

Sew (or, if you're tired of sewing, glue!) the bow down, right over where all the chains meet in the middle. 

Finally, sew down a few pearl beads. I scattered mine along the embroidered "strand" of the necklace. 

Congratulations!

Thanks everybody, and have fun with this!

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda


100 Comments

Kay
Kay

July 15, 2015

I did get to go to Paris when my husband worked in Saudi Arabia. The Eiffel Tower was my favorite. Prices r very high on just about everything. So if anyone gets to go, take plenty of money.

Daisy
Daisy

May 27, 2015

If I went to Paris I would absolutely love to see the Sacré-Cœur in Paris. It is simply amazing! The beauty it beholds and the tradition it carries within is just simply amazing!

Brooke
Brooke

May 25, 2015

This is SO cute I totally need to make this and I would want to see the Eiffel Tower at night and the people’s cute outfits and accessories ??

Carol
Carol

May 25, 2015

If I went to Paris I would definitely want to see the Louvre.

haddie
haddie

May 25, 2015

If I went to Paris the things I would have to see would be the bakery’s and of course the Eiffle tower thanks and good luck to everyone

DreamLaughLoveAG3
DreamLaughLoveAG3

May 25, 2015

“If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be paris doll clothing!”

Stephanie
Stephanie

May 25, 2015

If I went to Paris the thing I’d have to see is Notre Dame Cathedral and the beautiful Rose Window.

Moriah
Moriah

May 25, 2015

If I went to Paris, I would see the cuisine ( if you can actually see a cuisine). I would like to be to be immersed in a new culture. And obviously I would love to see the Eiffel Tower.

Claire
Claire

May 25, 2015

When I went to Paris, I enjoyed all of it but, in particular,I loved seeing the Arc de Triomphe and imagining the scene at the liberation of Paris at the end of WW2. The joyful celebrations as the people welcomed the liberators and young girls leaping onto the tanks and throwing flower garlands over the soldiers’ necks. It was so vivid in my mind – just as my dad had described it. He had been one of those soldiers in the tanks.

Janice
Janice

May 25, 2015

I forgot to mention that this is one of cutest and adorable tops that I have seen. It is reminiscent of the 70s. I can’t wait to make one for my 8 year old and her doll. Melody, if you came up with this idea, you are a genus. Thanks so much for racking your brain so we can use your ideas. And you have somehow got my mind in creative mode. I ant wait to see what ideas I have.

Janice
Janice

May 24, 2015

I have dreamt of seeing the Eiffel Tower. I would love to enjoy a picnic of fresh baked French bread, fresh cheese and of course French wine at sunset by the Seine River and looking at the Eiffel Tower. Check out the spot where Hope Logan left just minutes before her fiancée Liam Spencer arrived to marry her and where Quinn pushed Ivy into the Seine River to slow Liam down so Hope would run away with her son, Wyatt.

Rena
Rena

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris the thing I’d have to see would be…the little cafes and patisseries!!!! I would love to eat pastries outside, watching beautiful scenery, and chat with locals. Others might be rushing to see the Eifle Tower, or other well known landmarks, but I would love to visit the not so well known. Those hidden gems are always the best places to experience something unexpected. Of course I might have to just “look” at the boutiques! ;)

Marion
Marion

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris I would visit doll museums, the flee market and any fabric and lace shops I could.

beverly  mcallister
beverly mcallister

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris I would have to see the seedy underbelly of the city
Alexia
Alexia

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris I would love to go to Disneyland Paris and go to are family bakery in France then relaxe on my grandparents sensational balcony and look at the Effie tower with all of the beatiful glowing lights

Tracy
Tracy

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the coffee café and drink a Grande Vanilla Latte at one of the wonderful café in Paris as I take in all the views. Bon Voyage, my friend.

Tracy
Tracy

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris the thing I’d have to see would

Jeanne
Jeanne

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris, the one thing I would have to see would be a runway show, even if I had to sneak in the back door!! Or a side window!!! LOL…

Marilyn
Marilyn

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris, I’d like to see the Maurais didtrict, Arrondisement 11, Montmartre, Musee de Shoah, and LOTS OF FABRIC STORES. iA boat ride with a Sienne Riiver Sightseeing cruise would be a great way to start the day and finishing with dinner at Maxim’s. (see, I’ve watched lots of movies of Paris).

Chelsea
Chelsea

May 24, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the love locks bridge/Pont des Arts! It is an arch bridge where people lock their ‘locks of love’ all along the side. I would want go there so that I could lock a love lock that represents me and my everlasting love for my beautiful dolls! <3
Also, thank you for the fabulous and fun tutorial and for the giveaway too!

Monica
Monica

May 24, 2015

If I went back to Paris, I’d have to see this little restaurant with the delicious goat cheese dish!

Linda Koenig
Linda Koenig

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris the cafes and Eiffel Tower

Jessica
Jessica

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the louvre! The art work and architecture!

Claire
Claire

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris, I would have to see the Eiffel Tower and many little shops!

Ginger
Ginger

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris the thing I’d like to see or rather do is sit in a sidewalk Cafe’ all day and absorb the scents and atmosphere. I love to people watch and I can’t imagine a better place to do that than Paris.

Haylee Cardwell
Haylee Cardwell

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris,the thing I’d have to see would be the Eiffel Tower to meet the love of my life!

Martha L
Martha L

May 23, 2015

The streets, people,and shops.

Karen
Karen

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris the thing I’d have to see is theouvrr!

Dianne II
Dianne II

May 23, 2015

Oooh, la, la! Surely this will be a drawing! There are so many deserving sites and beautiful descriptions from Pixie Faire fans! For me, sitting in a café in the old district of Paris very early in the morning, when the buttery croissants are first out of the oven. I would accompany it with a steaming cup of pressed coffee. I’d listen to the hum of the city waking up around me and plan the day ahead. I would be in no hurry to leave.

Barb Miller
Barb Miller

May 23, 2015

The Eiffle Tower. I first visited it when I was 17. I was afraid of heights, I still am, but I can’t remember the view. I would also climb the stairs to the top of Notre Dame. I remember it was a fantastic view. Then I would ride the tourist boat on the Seine at night. I have good memories from the boat ride.

Emmy
Emmy

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the Paris Opera Ballet! I’m a dancer, and going to a performance would be the highlight of my trip! :) This tank is beautiful, by the way. Magnifique!

Emmy
Emmy

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the Paris Opera Ballet! I’m a dancer, and going to a performance would be the highlight of my trip! :) This tank is beautiful, by the way. Magnifique!

MagicWaffleStudios
MagicWaffleStudios

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris I would have to see the Palace of Versallies. :)

Arlene M Coleman
Arlene M Coleman

May 23, 2015

This is really cute. If I went to Paris I would have to see the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris, I’d have to see the glass pyramid at the Louvre to spend the entire day looking at the Egyptian artifacts!

Beth
Beth

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris O’d see the Eiffe; Tower, Versailles, and visit some wineries.

Doreen garrett
Doreen garrett

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris I would want to see all the regular tourists sites but the best for me would be the arts and take in the love and heritage that Paris has to offer

Michelle Hankins
Michelle Hankins

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris I would want to see the Eiffel Tower and go to a cafe

Sandy
Sandy

May 23, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the laboratory home of Madam Marie Curie.

Sharon L
Sharon L

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would like to see the Eiffel Tower and so many other things too.

Louise
Louise

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be… in the morning I would make my way to the market on rue Mouffetard where I would treat myself to un café and a wonderful croissant, and then sit back and enjoy watching the Parisians start their day. In the afternoon I would take my book and spend a few hours in the Jardin du Luxembourg where I would take the time to enjoy watching the children push llittle wooden sailboats back and forth across the pond. In the evening I would walk along the Seine and then have a wonderful dinner at the beautiful little restaurant called Au Vieux Paris which is only a short walk from Notre Dame. Un rêve magnifique!

Dianne
Dianne

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, I want sit where the artist sat and painted. And them tour as much of the beauty as a person in a wheelchair can. Sounds delightful. What a dream.

Bev
Bev

May 22, 2015

“If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be…” The people and their culture of day to day living.

Helen Lunstad
Helen Lunstad

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would want to see all the shops with dolls and the Eiffel tower. thank you

Jonna
Jonna

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would want to see the Eiffel Tower and go to a cafe and have some French pastries. I would like to see some of the high end trendy fashions in alot of the shops in different parts of the town.

Erin
Erin

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I think I would have to go through all of the places mentioned in the DaVinci Code, especially the glass pyramid at the Louvre. I’d want to sit at a cafe and drink coffee and listen to people speak and see if I can remember any of the French I used to know from high school and college. I’d also love to tour castles and chateaus and hear any tales or legends about each one.

Rosella Sadzewicz
Rosella Sadzewicz

May 22, 2015

I have been to Paris and it was spectacular. It is so much fun when you have been somewhere and see those places in a movie or TV. Saying I was there.

Chris
Chris

May 22, 2015

If I were to go to Paris, I would want to walk through the Arc de Triomphe and just breath in all the history that has passed through it. I would also like to stroll along the Champs Elysees and, of course, linger at a Parisian cafe.

Valerie
Valerie

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see ….
The Fashion Houses!!!! Designs, Fabrics, I want it all!

Christian Homeschooler
Christian Homeschooler

May 22, 2015

I would love to enter! If I went to Paris the thing I’d have to see would be the Eiffel Tower. Thanks for the giveaway!
~Christian Homeschooler

William
William

May 22, 2015

The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

Natalie
Natalie

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, I would have to visit the Louvre. So much history and art all in one location. But I’m afraid that if I ever got to the Egyptian exhibits, they’d never get me to leave.

Morgan
Morgan

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the cafes, the flower markets and patisseries! I am learning French in school (French immersion grade 3) so I’m actually saving to go to Paris with my grandparents. I am going to bring back a necklace with an Eiffel Tower pendant as a souvenir!

D. West
D. West

May 22, 2015

“If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be…”
All the money I would save by NOT going to Paris :)

Toni Bauernhuber
Toni Bauernhuber

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris of course I’d want to see the Eiffel Tower, but I also really want to visit the Louvre Museum!

Cecelia
Cecelia

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the flying buttresses in Notre Dame Cathedral.

Carm
Carm

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris the first thing I’d like to see is the Eiffel tower.

Mariam
Mariam

May 22, 2015

I would visit a bakery to get some macaroons! I just love macaroons!

Lisette Andreani
Lisette Andreani

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. I just started sewing and my 10 year old son loves it when I make clothes for his dolls :)…

Lane
Lane

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see is the labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral.

Trudy
Trudy

May 22, 2015

First thank you SO MUCH for all your free patterns and ideas! Greatly appreciated!! If I went to Paris, the first thing I would want to see is the nearest French pastry shop. YUM!

Terri
Terri

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would love to see the Eiffel Tower.

Suzi
Suzi

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I would have to see would be the famous flea markets. Thanks for the tutorial. Very cute and so simple!

Gail
Gail

May 22, 2015

Thank you so much for this fabulous tutorial on the necklace tank. If I went to Paris I would love to see everything! The Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the Louve, the pastry shops, antique shops, outdoor cafes, and just revel in the sights and sounds of Paris.

Valerie
Valerie

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would want to see the Eiffle tower and fun little shops. A visit to their bakeries would also be a must.

Connie
Connie

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris the first thing I would want to see would be the Louvre
alaina
alaina

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be blackfriars bridge or the lock bridge

Linda Jones
Linda Jones

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would want to see the cafes, stroll through the parks and find a fabric shop, not necessarily in the order.

Sarah Van Orden
Sarah Van Orden

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the Eiffel Tower, louvre and a creperie as I adore Crepes

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

May 22, 2015

This is a clever way to make a necklace, and a child wouldn’t have to keep up with it. Thank you so much for this and all your freebies. Now I just need to straighten up my sewing room so I can sew.

Jada Edwards
Jada Edwards

May 22, 2015

…..I would have to see EVERYTHING in the City of Lights! All the tourist stuff (Eiffel Tower, etc), but also the bakeries, pastry shops, vineyards, etc!! Someday, I’m going! :)

Ellen
Ellen

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris again I would love to go back to the restaurant we went to on L’Avenue des Champs Elysées on our honeymoon. My husband said he knew French so he ordered for both of us. When the order came I had to ask the waiter what it was…he said “kidneys” YIKES. My hubby said he just order the most expensive item because he thought it would be the best. Next time I will be sure to ask first so I can eat a dinner I like. I would love to revisit all of the wonderful sights. Thanks for the tutorial I now make doll clothes for my granddaughter and love doing it.

Sharon H
Sharon H

May 22, 2015

the Eiffel tower! How could I miss that. The Louvre is second.

Joy Candrian
Joy Candrian

May 22, 2015

I’d go see the impressionist’s paintings in Paris.

nancy  b
nancy b

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I would have to see would be the Eiffel tower and fabric shops and boutiques.

Mary M
Mary M

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would love to visit the fabric district. Of course it would be amazing to see the Eiffel Tower wile eating some French pastries!!!!

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

May 22, 2015

The Louvre followed by the cafe that Ernest Hemmingway hung out at.

Crystal
Crystal

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would have to look for different kinds of fabrics and buy a new suitcase to send it all home in. Of course I would tour the city also.

Snowflake
Snowflake

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would absolutely have to see the Canal Saint-Martin. It is surely a beautiful sight!

Lauren van Zyl
Lauren van Zyl

May 22, 2015

I f I went to Paris I would love to see Versailles. I have visited the gardens but was not able to see inside the palace. I would definitely go back to the Musee D’Orsay

CL
CL

May 22, 2015

…the Eiffel Tower and Louvre and the other main tourist attractions. I’d visit the open markets. When I need a rest, I’d sit outside at various patisseries and cafes just people watch.

Rebecca W.
Rebecca W.

May 22, 2015

What a sweet tank! I can’t wait to try this.

If I went to Paris I would love to see the Eiffel Tower. (So cliche-it’s my dream vacation and I’ve love to see everything the city has to offer, but this is the one thing I don’t think I could miss.)

margaret
margaret

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would go to the millinary shops to see the hats as I love them. I would also go to see what the women wear and the kind of fabric the stores use for clothing.

Meghan
Meghan

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, I would have to see everything! ;-)

Meghan
Meghan

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, I would have to see everything! ;-)

Donna
Donna

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the arts and architectural sites. The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. All the things I have seen only in photos along with the beautiful countryside.

Jane  Whiteley
Jane Whiteley

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris again, I would like to see the Museum where Claude Monet’s paintings are housed again. Also more of the smaller churches on the Left Bank, and more the gardens. I would like to visit the opera house and the fashion district as well!

Judy Arden
Judy Arden

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris the places I would like to see first and foremost are the places my father was during the war. My father dies in July and I would love to honor his memory by seeing where he served.

Hanna Quantz
Hanna Quantz

May 22, 2015

“If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be…” Disneyland Paris! It sounds so beautiful when people describe it and I would love to visit.

Rita J
Rita J

May 22, 2015

Great tutorial – I’m going to try it – thanks so much. If I had a few days to enjoy Paris the fabric shops and if they still exist the lace shops would be high on my shopping list. Walking through the catacombs, the Louvre, along the Champs-Elysees and exploring the street markets are an opportunity not to be missed. Lunch at a cafe and going to the top of Eiffel Tower for a spectacular view of Paris would be top on my list. A show at the Moulin Rouge, if time permitted, would top of a spectacular vacation.

Janet W
Janet W

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be the Louvre and everything else I could possibly get to!!

Takisha
Takisha

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, I would have to see Versailles Palace . I want to walk through the castle halls and imagine all the things that have happened there in the centuries passed.

Emmy Ziegler
Emmy Ziegler

May 22, 2015

“If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be…” the marché aux puces, aka the Paris flea markets. I would love to go the the out-of-the-way, non-traditional places and EXPLORE! Perhaps I’ll find a beautiful doll that I can sew clothes for using the LBJ patterns!

Cindy
Cindy

May 22, 2015

Eiffel Tower

Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be… a mini café with fresh bread!

Robin H
Robin H

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I would have to see is the Louvre.

Anne
Anne

May 22, 2015

Notre Dame & the river Seine.

Carol
Carol

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris, the thing I would have to see would be… French fries, French bread, French toast etc. LOL

Robyn
Robyn

May 22, 2015

“If I went to Paris, the thing I’d have to see would be of course the Eiffel Tower. For me I would love the architecture/ buildings. But if I were with my husband it would be lots of great restaurants—one big reason he wants to go! That and we would have to go to the country for the vineyards.

Barb
Barb

May 22, 2015

If I went to Paris I would take a trip to see the beautiful gardens of Versailles, and then all the special places that have appeared in the novels that I have read about Paris.

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