Monday, May 7, 2012

Wiksten Tank Top Review

Was this project easy to make? YES! This is one of the easiest tops you will ever make yourself.
How long did it take you? 1 hour tops.
Where can I find this project? Sewing Patterns by Wiksten
Sizing, was the chart correct did you have to adjust the project? Yes, the sizing chart was correct and it was easy to read. The top is cut a little low for me because I am petite. I have found out that I am not just short in the legs depart but in the torso as well.
Other options:
I did not follow the directions exactly. I did not add the front pocket to my tanks. I also used my serger to finish the edges instead of using the french seam technique in the pattern. I have made 3 Wiksten tanks already.
I used navy binding on the last tank, to accent the navy in the print. The possibilities are endless. I want to make a long tank top and wear leggings with it. 
I would also love to make this dress! I got this picture from Wiksten Made's Flickr. Maybe she will make the pattern available soon. You could add pockets to the side seams in this dress. 
Hmmmm, I think I can use the tank pattern to make this dress. I think I might try it (Smiles!)
What are your thoughts???


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Lynne in NC said...

I like your fabric choices for both tanks. It looks very comfortable, too.
Before you even asked the question I thought "Leah could figure out that pattern". Don't wait for it, go for it! Make a dress for yourself.