Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wiksten Tank

In yesterday's post, I let you guys know that I'm working on the Wiksten Tank.
I'm so excited to finish this project that I want to share my progress, even though due to my iron outage I won't be able to completely finish until Thursday.

Super fun geometric print
Fun hemline
Great neckline

I love this tank pattern and will be making a bunch more. This is a cotton sateen from Lisette's Fall 2011 fabric collection. My friend Devon bought the sister fabric in a set of reds, oranges and browns. She's currently turning it into a Colette Jasmine blouse with a contrasting tie. Can't wait to see it finished!

The instructions to assemble the Wiksten tank are simple to follow. I omitted the pocket, but may possibly add a contrasting one to break up the pattern a bit.

Finished with Bias Tape
French Seams

This tank top is only 2 pieces, really. I opted to finish all the seams with grey bias tape. You guys, I actually hemmed this piece. BEFORE I DID ANY OF THE OTHER OPENINGS. I got the hem and neck done, and half way through one of the arms before my iron died.

I'll post a photo of the finished product, but I'm really looking forward to making up a few versions of this.


  1. Thank you for your comment on my dress! I am sitting here doing boring accounts so it was good to get a nice comment! I will answer about the zip later, in reply to your comment.

    I just wanted to say...I downloaded the Wiksten Tank the day before yesterday, so it's funny you should post yours now. I had never seen Wiksten before I came across it this week, when I was looking for a pattern to use for a teeny piece of fabric.

    Yours is really fab, and looks great on you. I was thinking of finishing mine with bias tape, too (I detest cutting silly old bias strips!)

    Fabulous job!


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