Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wiksten Tank Top
Way back at the start of summer, I managed to find some time to make this adorable tank top in a fabric from Alexander Henry. It's since become my summer staple, and I'm wearing it with jeans, shorts, and skirts.
My friend Carolanne recommended I try the tank top pattern from Wiksten long ago, but since the pattern is only made in limited quantities I had to wait until this past May to order a copy for my very own. The wait was most certainly worth it.
The pattern comes together quickly and easily, and the finish is completely professional. I lack a serger at home, and I dislike zigzagging fabric edges immensely, so the added instructions on doing french seams was a wonderful treat. (I've made clothing with french seams before, but always seem to forget about them when it comes time to actually sew anything!).
I'll be making more of these for fall and winter; they're perfect under cardigans and blazers. Perhaps I'll even try a silk version for dressier occasions .... ?!