Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wiksten Tank Dress and Charcoal Suiting

After finishing the whale print chambray Wiksten tank, I decided I wanted to tackle the dress version.

I picked a suiting fabric, mostly because I wanted something that could be washed and dried without wrinkling, so then I don't need to steam or iron every time I want to wear it. (The pre-wash and dry of the fabric is a good test for how it holds up during my preferred wash and dry cycles).

Wiksten Tank Dress and Charcoal Suiting | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

I made a couple of adjustments to the pattern:
  • Extended the length of the dress a couple of inches so it wouldn't be too short.
  • Raised the neckline an inch

I also meant to adjust the cutting of the pattern around the neck in the back (like here: Striped Wiksten Tank by Made by Rae), but I forgot to do that while I was cutting out the pattern. Since the neckline gaping wasn't really an issue for me, I wasn't too broken up over it.

The dress is a pretty relaxed fit since you just pull it on, so the plan is to wear it belted to define the waist.

Finishing this dress means I've completed Fringe Association's Summer of Basics Make-along (holla!). My other Summer of Basics projects:

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