Wikstenmade hand sewn tank top

I had eyed this Wikstenmade pattern over the years and finally purchased it at the Sewcial Lounge on Lakeside Street when I saw Sara wearing it on a recent visit. A patterned woven fabric that I had purchased at Mood in New York years ago was perfect for a first sample. The instructions were easy to follow and I made the tank in a morning; not bad for a new timeless top. I rarely use pins to sew seams and iron less frequently. This does save a little time but it’s also just a personal preference. One extra step I included was topstitching the shoulders and side seams down after the french seams were completed. When sewing the pocket I basted it to the left front instead of pinning it. I find that in general basting certain areas like the pocket and neck binding is a huge time saver because it decreases chances of ripping seams later. When I make this again I will make some minor adjustments to the armhole to make it fit me better but overall the neckline and silhouette are great. .             


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