Springtime is really messing with my head. One day it’s warm and sunny so I dig out my flip flops just in time for a batch of cold, rainy weather that makes me want to sit by the fire. Ah! So schizophrenic! It makes my Me Made May mission more difficult, too, since I have more warm weather handmade clothes in my closet and fewer that work when it is cold. When that warm sun does decide to come back around you had better believe I’m going to toss on this Wiksten Origami tank.
My husband surprised me with this fabric from Faberwood at Christmas. It is called Bye Bye Birdie and I love it so much that I spent lots of time admiring it before deciding what to make with it. It’s a wee bit sheer so I knew I would need a camisole underneath. Eventually, I decided to make the classic Wiksten tank. My thinking was that with such a fun print, all it needs is a way to be showcased. Right? When you have rad geometric origami birds on your fabric you don’t need complicated construction; just a chance for the fabric to show off!
I like the Wiksten tank, it has a simple design without darts or other fussiness but somehow still manages to fit in a flattering way. I like the swoop of the hemline and the loose fit of the waist is forgiving on my figure. It’s a little hard to see it, but the tank also has a tiny pocket on it. So cute!
Whenever I make the Wiksten tank, I do modify the neckline a little. The original pattern dips too low for me, so I bring it up an inch. Not a big adjustment but it makes a big difference in fit. This top is so versatile and easy to throw on. I wore it at Craftcation, the California weather is pretty tank top friendly. Now I just need New Jersey to cooperate!