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  • HOWDY.

    Thanks for stopping by sweetfrenchtoast!

    I'm Sabrina, and I love to make pretty things, visit inspiring places, eat really good food, and take lots of photos along the way. Though I live with my husband in Atlanta, GA, I consider the world my home, and I can't wait to see more of it.

handmade: the wiksten tank

Wiksten tank

I love my Wiksten tank so much. It was one of the first articles of clothing I made, and it was thrilling to wind up with such a nicely finished piece! The Wiksten tank introduced me to French seams as well as proper printing scaling, because I think I got the scaling all wrong when I printed the pdf and it’s is a little larger than I’d like. This was also the first time I made and used bias binding.

The fabric for this tank was thrifted from a sundress I bought at Salvation Army. It’s lovely—lightweight with delightful drape. And I adore the print. I’ve worn this tank with everything from shorts and flip flops to jeans and a blazer, and it’s simply perfect.

My fellow sewists, have you made the Wiksten tank? If not, I highly recommend it!

February 14, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Diane @ Vintage Zest - I haven’t made it, but it’s totally cute! I saw the picture and totally fell in love with the print. It looks like you could totally dress it up but still be comfy! It’s funny because I never thought of comfort while dressing until I started to shop with my guy. Men are just uber-practical like that. Great job!

February 14, 2013 - 11:03 pm

sabrina - Thanks, Diane! And you’re right — men are so practical! I must admit I’m a lot like a man in that way. I love being comfy all the time! As soon as I get home for the evening, I’m usually wearing yoga pants and a hoodie within 10 minutes. 🙂

March 1, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Tiffany - That’s so cute!

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