Blogged: Wiksten Tank Triple Threat!

My first version of the Wiksten Tank. Follow along my detailed wip! #realtimesewing on Twitter


  • Finished!
  • Armhole bindings done.
  • Going to leave marked as wip until proper photos :)


  • Not much progress today.
  • Binding pinned to armholes and first seam sewn.
  • Seam trimmed. Topstitching tomorrow :)


  • Turns out that I do have enough fabric for some matching bias binding! Yay! Just not all one strip - some seaming required.
  • Bias binding cut and sewn into long strip.
  • Neck binding done. Always takes way longer than planned. Especially with homemade once folded bindng...


  • Made up Muslin in size 'S' and fits better in bust, but snug - ok for jerseys but not for woven fabric.
  • Adjusted neckline to scoop, but now too high.
  • Armholes in size 'S' don't cover bra straps at front.
  • So, a compromise. Size 'M' taken in 1/8" at each bust seam, with redrafted neckline and slight racerback.
  • Sewn up in brown floral woven viscose. Out of fabric so need to buy some bias binding.
  • Also, short on yardage, so straightened hem.


  • Pattern printed, taped, traced, cut and muslin sewn.
  • Made size 'M' (35 - 36" bust) for my 37" bust, but I find it a bit too voluminous... Going to try out size S and compare.
  • Also, the deep U-neckline is a bit harsh on me and doesn't cover my bra! :-O :-D Will alter the neckline to more scoopy higher line.
  • Want to take a bit out of back armholes too, but still enought to cover bra straps.



Tank Pattern

  • Updates are now listed with most recent first for easier viewing :)

    6 years ago
  • Oh, I've just noticed this update feature with option to add pics. Will use for next wip :)

    6 years ago

Discussion 7

  • Nora commented 6 years ago

    Glad you like the new update feature, we're trying to make things easier :)

  • Nora commented 6 years ago

    Woohoo, you're progressing! What's left to do?

    Nora replied 6 years ago

    I guess the top stiching? Just read your entry from June 12th. Neat idea to use bullet points.

    Áine // knitahedron replied 6 years ago

    Yep, fold over bias to the inside and topstitch. :) Hopefully get finished 'modelled' pics at weekend.

    Áine // knitahedron replied 6 years ago

    The bullet points appeal to my inner scientist ;) 

  • Nora commented 6 years ago

    OMG I love that top! I made one in linen. Looking forward to seeing  your progress:)

    Áine // knitahedron replied 6 years ago

    Oh yeah! Looks great. I want to make a few. Good for using up leftover yardage!

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