I apologise for the pun. It’s not even a good one. If you are confused and have no idea what I’m talking about – I made a top out of a vintage sheet. A Wiksten tank top, no less. Seen here paired with my Tap Shorts that I made last summer (mental note to make more).
I am a big fan of the Wiksten tank pattern, and have a made a few pieces (including this glittery dress!). The Wiksten tank fits me really well, but I’ve just realised looking at these pictures that the straps might be sitting a bit too high up on my shoulders. Hmm… not sure. What do you think?
My mum recently gave me a boxful of white vintage sheets that she’s bought at flea markets over the years, a lot of them with beautiful hand made lace finishing and embroidery. I thought this one would fit beautifully as a hem detail. Obviously I had to give up the curved hem of the Wiksten tank, but I think it looks nice! It could have been a little bit shorter, or even cropped – might try that next time.
The sheets are also amazing as muslin fabric – just made one for my first ever Anna dress today using less than a sheet. By the way, check out #internationalannaparty on instagram! Three lovely ladies (Ute, Pips and Elle) have organised a Anna dress sewing party using the powers of instagram – and it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun!
Which is your favourite tank top pattern by the way? Marilla wrote a great post on the Sew Over It silk cami (how amazing are her prints!!) which inspired me to try it out last week. The sizing was very strangely completely off though, and my top ended up being too small. I’m sure I got the seam allowances wrong when french seeming or something, so will give it a go again. Which is you go to pattern?
Hope everyone’s been enjoying a lovely summer so far!