Sewing for Summer


Guys. I made this all by myself.

It’s the Wiksten tank! I had been thinking my sewing skills weren’t quite up to par with this pattern, but my great bud Emily was very encouraging, so I tried. Another shout out to Emily because she gave me this sweet fabric one year for my birthday. Side note: If you ever want to make my birthday, give me vintage fabric. Everyone should try to make this tank – it’s versatile and hip. But beginner sewers beware: did you know that curved hems are really hard to sew? After I botched my first attempt (big time), I went online for tips. I ended up making slits in the fabric to try and get a smooth hem line, and even that only sort of worked for me. This part of the pattern alone would have made a course like this one worthwhile. I very well might still take it. For now, I love my new Wiksten tank and can’t wait to wear it with jean shorts this summer. YES!