My girl Jess, who writes at If Only They Would Nap, has challenged her blogging friends to experiment with the “geometric” trend in their sewing in her blogging series titled Straight Lines and Angles. Today, I get to share my project with you.
I feel a little bit late to the Woven Tank Party. Wasn’t this last year’s thing? Except this one has triangles on it. So hopefully, that is enough to make it This Year’s Thing.
I bought two rayon woven tanks last fall and I have been wearing them to death under sweaters, cardigans, and jackets all winter. (They make some appearances here and here.) It’s time those hard workers received some reinforcements!
This is the Wiksten Tank pattern. I wanted it lose and drapey around my middle, but fitted in the shoulders to keep it from looking sloppy. I chose size “L” by comparing the pattern to my fav rayon tanks, then slashed-and-spread the pattern through the waist and hips to add a total of 8″ to the hips.
I am also late to the Sewing With Voile Party. (What’s this year’s thing? Double Gauze?) Better late then never! Because it turns out, voile really is lovely, super light and airy, and oh so comfortable to wear. I’ll be adding more to my stash soon, I hope.
The fabric is from the Palos Verdes organic voile collection for Cloud 9 Fabrics. I could claim artistic reasons for the slight green tinting from the original, but really I was lazy/stupid and tossed it into the wash with another (emerald) voile, which then bled like crazy. Fortunately, the little bit of emerald in the print means no one will know but me, and now you. (Emerald! you know, last year’s color.)
“Late” or “On Trend”, I love this tank that fits just like I want and is full of colors that make me giddy.
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Love the tank! Looks great on you.
LOVELY geometric print in voile, light & airy as you stated, for your tank top. The repeated triangle motif in muted shades of green & peach is versatile to coordinate with many colors of pants. Looks like a perfect top for spring and summer — for this sewing series: Straight Lines and Angles. Sarah Helene, Minneapolis
abby @ thingsforboys says
I don’t care if it’s last year, it looks great on you! You do rock green!
I love the fit on that top! I would love more detail on how you added to the pattern. You just split the pattern under the bust and added 4 inches to front and back?
How about I take a pic of the pattern adjustments and email you?