Pattern Review, Sewing

Casual to Classy Wiksten Tank

The Wiksten Tank has become one of my go-to patterns. It’s quick and easy, and requires very little fabric.

I picked up a remnant of fabric last week that I knew would be just right for another Wiksten Tank. The remnant was barely half a yard, but for a size small cut on the cross-wise grain it was just enough.

Casual to Classy Wiksten Tank | Radiant Home Studio

I think the fabric is polyester, though it wasn’t labeled. It drapes nicely and has a slight matte finish so it was not too slippery to sew on. I used a lightweight cotton voile for the neck and armhole bindings. I think the less slippery cotton helped to stabilize the edges a bit and made the sewing easier. For the bottom hem, I needed pins about every 2 in. to keep the fabric in place.

Casual to Classy Wiksten Tank | Neck Binding | Radiant Home Studio - sewing

As per the instructions, the inside has a nice clean french seam that not only hides the raw edges but also stabilizes delicate fabric like this.

Casual to Classy Wiksten Tank | Armhole Bindings | Radiant Home Studio - Sewing Patterns

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out for less than $5 and an hour of sewing! I can wear it with jeans and flip-flops for a casual look, or pair it with a black pencil skirt and cardigan for a classy and polished look. The Wiksten Tank is such a great basic pattern, and perfect for layering. You can have several in a variety of fabrics and not look like you are wearing the same thing every day.

Casual to Classy Wiksten Tank | Radiant Home Studio

You can see a couple other versions of this pattern that I made here and here.

What are your “go-to” patterns?

4 thoughts on “Casual to Classy Wiksten Tank

  1. Jacqueline says:

    I love this pattern and it looks great on you Sara!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks Jacqueline!

  2. Stephanie says:

    This looks great on you!! Nice and simple and I like fabric pattern as well!!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thank you Stephanie!

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