Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wearable Clothing!

I made a tank! And I'm kind of in love with it.  It's a Wiksten, which is all the rage these days.

After deciding I had no desire to even try to fix it, I cut up the Schoolhouse Tunic I made last fall and reconstituted it for this tank.  The tunic skirt wasn't quite large enough for the tank pattern, so I did have to piece it a little bit, but this fabric is very forgiving and, unless you're looking for it, I think it's really hard to tell where the seam is.

Following my tunic fiasco, I was a bit nervous to take on clothing again, but this went really smoothly! I had a little bit of trouble with the bottom hem, and the sleeve and neck bindings are a bit fiddly, but it was nothing that elicted yelling and swearing, so that's always a good sign!

I made the medium and it fits really well! Though depending on how I move it can be a bit tight across the chest. I have a small bust but big ribs and wide shoulders, so I think in the next go around I might give just a hint more ease across the chest, but otherwise I really like the drape.  This was not the best fabric choice - it's a bit too stiff - but I have some voile washed and ready to go to make a few more!  Good thing the weather is warming up - I'm going to be in a Wiksten every day!

1 comment:

  1. It looks great!! I agree, this tank is amazing and I want it to be my summer staple.