A Striped Wiksten

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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There is no better way to begin creating your perfectly curated and handmade clothing than to add a wiksten tank. And that is exactly what I did. :) A striped wiksten in a delicious bamboo knit; it has the perfect amount of drape. I could not be more pleased with it. I even managed to nicely align the stripes on both sides. If you've worked with pattern matching, you can understand my excitement.

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I have already worn it several times since making it a week ago. I can't wait to make more. Now all I need to do is decide on the fabric. Honestly, I have a more difficult time choosing fabric than sewing…usually, ha! Oh, I also slashed the back of the pattern- adding about an inch in width on each side of the fold line for a little extra drape in the back. 


  1. I am still waiting for the day when I line up my stripes. I will have a victory drink! Cute outfit (especially the top!)

  2. Thank you! I was sewing along thinking I HOPE THIS WORKS! The pressure is really one when you get one side right. I think a serger makes a HUGE difference. I don't know if I could have done it on my sewing machine.