Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wiksten Tank

 For a few years now I've been wanting to make some summer shirts for myself and this downloadable pattern from Wiksten seemed to be just the ticket! This is my VERY FIRST handmade adult clothing item... and I'm quite happy with the outcome!

I grabbed a couple yards of this yummy fabric from Ikea last weekend while in Kentucky with my sister... and as soon as I got home started working on it!

I was able to whip it up in 3 sewing sessions... including taping the printed pattern together, cutting fabric, and sewing.  I took my sweet time so as to make sure I didn't screw it up too royaly, although I did still have to rip all the seams out once.  But now I know it requires french seams!  Still, easy enough!
I've already ordered some Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Voile and hope to make another tank shortly after it arrives.  Although, be aware, the pattern runs rather large as this is a Medium and its quite roomy, so I'll probably go down a size next time around.

All in all - a super comfy tank top and easy easy easy to whip up!  I think its more Anthropologie than Walmart, right?

And be sure to check out lots of other Awesome Spring Tops:


Beth said...

Cute! If only it would warm up enough to wear it!!

jac. said...

It turned out so great! I can't believe you finished it so quickly! I really like the fabric you picked out for your next one! I think it's the perfect tank for capris and flip-flops!

Vanessa Traylor said...

I love it! You did a great job! I just started sewing for myself, too and it's a lot of fun! :)