Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuck & Flow Tank in the US

The US side of the website didn't get the new Vitasea Tuck and Flow tank but stores are getting it. I really like how it looks on this girl. It's shown with the Top Speed Bra and Find Your Flow Crops.

I am a little leery of getting another Vitasea tank since my super comfy, beloved Mountain Tank did this after washing (the store took it back no questions asked - first time I ever had something damaged out):

Apparently not sewing on the bias correctly causes twisting after washing. People have seen this in the Flip Your Dog LS and Every Yogi Tees, too:


Thanks to Ms. B. for these photos.

I've talked to people with the Cadet striped Mountain Tank and Every Yogi tees and they haven't seen any twisting. From what I understand, lining up the stripes helps the shirts be sewn on the bias correctly.

21 comments:

Pam said...

I think the twisting can be due to a bias sewing problem -- or the grain line being off in the fabric. In addition, some patterns require very strict matching points (like jeans at the knees) were if the pattern is off when sewn -- you'll find that twisting. I'm glad they took it back.

Anonymous said...

mmmm my yogi T with the stripes did the same thing as have several other items. Are people returning them or not? I've just accepted it up till now but maybe I shouldnt. Interesting reasoning as to why as items, not lulu, often do this.

Laura said...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I can't see that something is wrong with your mountain tank.. Where is it twisting?

Anonymous said...

I really like the look of this tuck and flow tank but exactly because it is vitasea, it gets a big pass from me. This information just reinforces that.

Oh well, it's not like they won't get my money since I have a CRB problem.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty surprised that these tops passed the quality control tests, if there were any in the first place. I've worked with an apparel manufacturer before, which made clothes for the top athlete brands, and both the fabric and finished apparels were tested and washed x number of times to ensure product durability and testing of dyes to ensure colors stay, etc.

This really should not happen. I hope the defective tops are pulled off shelves, and not transferred to WMTM.
Thanks for highlighting this quality problem, I was considering getting this top until I got distracted by the WAFS cadet racerback.

Anonymous said...

With the exception of my older (5 +yrs) cotton tees/tanks .........which I don't believe we're called vitasea back then?........anything I order vitasea since always gets tiny holes in them at the waste area (forget about wearing pants of any kind with a belt b/c forsure anything sharp/hard will cause holes!!). Even if it is a tank and I just wear with tights or crops for some reason or another over time the tiny holes will appear! I am slim size 6 so it is not a belly sticking out issue and rubbing up against things!! Love anything cotton (especially for the warmer summer months), however reluctant to ever order anything vitasea due to this problem! Ughhh :((

Anonymous said...

OT - I apologize if this has already been addressed but I was wondering - is it possible that they changed the upload time to reduce the number of people waiting to order as soon as the upload took place? By staggering or delaying it there will always be a percentage of people that don't wait and so it spaces out the numbers ordering and checking out... I'm curious now - LLA do they ever actually publish what time the uploads will occur? Thanks for your blog - love it:))

Caroline R said...

off topic, but trust me you guys want anything in cadet WAFS. Literally such an amazing color combination, plus GREAT fabric. I got my Forme yesterday, and it's my favorite out of all my defines and formes. Such a soft, cottony material, plus great colors. Get the tank, get the forme, get everything!

I wish they had leggings out of this. I would be ALL over that.

Anonymous said...

I had this exact problem with my heathered black flip your dog. My fresh teal was just fine. Might go to my store and ask about it because it hangs super weird now. Thanks for the heads up, I thought I was losing my mind.

Anonymous said...

The vitasea material seems very delicate and it doesn't seem to have that long of a lifetime, it looks like really old beat up t-shirt material, it is definitely not worth the money to me.

I really like the design of the tuck and flow tank, but if it were made of a different fabric, I would think about getting it.

M

Kristen said...

Yikes. I hope that doesn't happen to my fatigue flip your dog. I haven't had to wash it yet. And boy would I hate to have spent that much $ on a shirt only have it to twist upon washing.

LuluAddict said...

@ Caroline R - I totally agree. I bought the Forme, too, and am waiting for the CRB to get here. It's very pretty and looks especially nice with gray since that is woven through the print.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:36 am - I have other vitsea tops - Modern Racer Tank, Live Simply tee, and older Every Yogi tees made of Vitasea that are going strong. These lastest items were not a good batch, but I do like the material a lot.

LuluAddict said...

@ Laura 11:17 pm -the back seam is drifting to the left a little bit. It's not hugely obvious but it's a definite drift and it's not due to the way I laid it out on the floor. In addition, the bottom hem is all wrinkled with diagonal wrinkles. If you go on the lululemon website and look up reviews on the Mountain Tank there is a photo of a Heathered Medium Gray where the bottom hem is doing the same thing.

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Kimberly said...

Hi ladies. I just picked up the black street to studio crops and the tuck and flow tank in white during my lunch break. I wasn't planning on buying the tank and regret trying it on because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fit of it. Its super cute and flattering on. I think due to the curved hemline and shorter cut. I don't have any experience with the vitasea fabric and would hate to run into problems after spending $50 for a plain white tank top. Lately I've been washing all my lulu gear literally by throwing what I wear that day into the shower with me and hand washing my gear then just laying it to dry. It seems to help my stuff retain their shape and color... Does anyone else do this? Do you think it would work for this fabric as well??

Organicgurugirl said...

I can't wait for the tuck and flow tank to make its way online sometime soon! I LOVE the back to it!!! For those of you that have already purchased it in the store, what exactly does Vitasea feel like? I don't believe I have any lulu products made in that fabric.

Debbie Turko said...

I have 3 of the Mountain Tanks and not 1 of mine did that, I do hand wash mine and do not wring them I blot them dry and then dry flat but I would be pissed if mine did that...will they return them with out a bill ?

LuluAddict said...

@Debbie - I wonder if hand washing helps prevent the twisting. I washed mine in a lingerie bag on the delicate cycle, in a front loading machine.

Laura said...

Thanks @LLA. I just bought the every yogi in a dark heathered (non-striped) color, so I'll be on the lookout for the same.

Anonymous said...

I bought the yogi tee and it twisted pretty bad after the first wash. I contacted gec within the 2 week return period, but they would not credit back my cc, only give me a store credit (bc i washed it). I thought since it was defective I should get my $ back. Just wondering if everyone else got a lulu credit or had the $ returned to their credit card.

Thanks!