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.
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.
Have you made anything recently?