Monday, 28 January 2013

A Trio of Wikstens

After enjoying my recent adventure into the world of Wiksten Tank sewing, I decided to have another shot. So over the weekend I visited Spotlight, was drawn in by 3 different fabrics which I could envisage as tanks, and set about sewing them up. I finished this afternoon and am pretty happy with the results.

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I think my favourite is the floral one in the last picture. The fabric is very lightweight (a cotton lawn with a Japanese print) and I personally would recommend lightweight fabrics for this pattern – they just seem to hang better. I’m still pretty partial to the blue chambray one, but the fabric is thicker and doesn’t fall/ drape quite as well (especially over a 27/8 week preggo belly) – but I’m still drawn in by simplicity of it.

As you can see I decided to use contrast bindings for the floral and chambray tanks. This was a spontaneous, while sewing decision and I’m happy I did it. Perhaps next time (although I’m taking a break from Wiksten making for a while) I may sew one with the binding on the outside.

I really would recommend this pattern to anyone – including junior sewers. It really is pretty easy and you learn some great skills along the way.

Joining in with my creative space and Show and Tell later in the week.

Have you made anything recently?

Jen x

12 comments:

Mrs Knight said...

beautiful!!

Jess B said...

Ooooh, I love the fabrics!

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

wonderful! love the fabric choices and the contrast binding...xx

thingsforboys said...

Love them all! I have a scrap of that reprodepot mini tulip fabric. It's so cute! Spotlight's lawns are really nice aren't they?! I've bought several pieces without anything in mind.

Rhiannon said...

SO pretty. I think the contrast trims really make them, too. Love little touches like that!

Hootnz said...

They are perfect and look great teamed with the shorts...must be incredibly comfy aswell :)

Schulz Family said...

Visiting from Show and tell. You must ahve a bit of energy to get three done! Well done you

Debbie Buckland said...

wonderful job!
I too have been making my own tops but altering my hubbies many t-shirts for my own top. LOL

Leonie said...

They look great, and so super comfy!

Alyssa said...

So cute! I love them. and love your fabric choices.

Rachel said...

Love the shirts! I have made a few myself but rarely get to wear them because I live in WA State, near Seattle so it never warms up enough (to me, since I grew up in New Mexico where it is a good deal warmer). So, I snooped around your blog a little trying to discover where you live since you are wearing Tank Tops! in January. Is it Australia?

sewbon.com said...

I love these tanks! The contrast bias is adorable! Thanks for sharing!