Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A Wiksten Tank (and a 25 week bump)

I bought the Wiksten Tank (and dress) pattern a while back. It’s not specifically a maternity pattern, but it’s relaxed style makes it perfect when sporting a bit of a baby bump. This suits me fine, because I’d rather make something I can wear now and later.

I hadn’t done much sewing as of late, so I was itching to get back into it. This was the perfect project to ease back in, it’s pretty simple and fast (with the most time consuming bit being the binding.) You don’t need to own an overlocker/ serger to make this either, as all the raw edges are either enclosed in french seams or the binding. It was also really enjoyable to make something for myself (for a change!)

Enough words. On with the photos.

Wiksten collageIMG_7165Wiksten 3IMG_7170Wiksten 2

Outfit details:

  • Wiksten Tank – made by me (pattern from here, fabric from my MIL’s stash)
  • Drawstring Shorts – Shanton (pretty good for bump accommodating/elasticated/ drawstring shorts
  • Shoes – Rubi

I really enjoyed making this tank and am looking forward to making a few more and perhaps a dress version, maybe in stretch knit fabric … I’m thinking coral?

Have you made a Wiksten tank, or done some sewing for yourself recently? Please leave a comment and link to a relevant blog post, if you like. I’d love being inspired by other’s sewing.

Speaking of inspiration – I’m joining in with my creative space and make it wear it Thursday … plus (belatedly) Wardrobe Wednesday and WiWW. Many birds, one stone/tank.

Jen x


thingsforboys said...

Love the top! Your bump is cute too! I think mine is a bit bigger than yours and I'm only 21 weeks :/ I've done a bit of me sewing lately. Made up 2 versions of New Look 6871. It's not maternity, but nice and loose.

Alyna Higgs-James said...

Great job, its super cute...will have to check out the pattern

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Gorgeous! I have been thinking about buying this pattern and giving it a try. I am nervous about sewing for myself. Don't know why! What type of fabric you have used?

Hootnz said...

Looks great and suits you well and your cute bump! And yes yes yes definately as a dress, and yes coral :) You could also link up at Leonies here at Show and tell

Jo said...

Looks great! They're so comfy aren't they. I've just made my second and am trying not to wear it all the time ;-) I wrote a post on it here:

Steph @ this brown wren said...

Gorgeous! Tank..and beautiful bump!! Have just bought this pattern and can't wait to give it a whirl. WIshing you lovely days :) x

pretty little things said...

just discovered your blog through the pleated poppy and would love to follow each other! xo

Leonie said...

Great tank - it looks super comfy! Ive never made anything for myself but this looks like something i could do! Thanks for linking up!

Andrea from The Train To Crazy said...

Great tank! Love the last photo. So sweet!

Miriam said...

love it! many birds one stone - so cool. This looks so nice on you. Thanks for joining in :o)