There are two online community sewing events going on this week—Selfish Sewing Week and Spring Top Sew-along—both of which are meant to motivate moms to sew for themselves. Kids clothes are quick and easy to sew and rarely have fitting issues, so we end up sewing lots of cute things for the kids and put off the “selfish” projects for when we “have more time”. At least, that’s what I do.
So my first project of the week is this jersey knit Wiksten Tank. It’s easy and comfortable to wear, so I’m hoping to get a lot of use out of this top.
(And thankful my 8 yr. old can take photos of me…even though slightly out of focus. It’s much easier than setting the timer and trying to run and strike a pose in time!)
This is what I love about the online sewing community. Everyone sharing what they are making motivates me to take a bit of time and sew something for myself! I’ve been imagining this easy-to-wear tank top for a few weeks. I finally just got everything out one afternoon and sewed it up. It never takes that long once I get started. A little encouragement to join in the fun is all it takes!
I thought I had the Wiksten tank fit all figured out, but with the stretch in the jersey knit I ended up picking out the binding and adjusting the shoulder and armhole seams. If I were to do it again, I’d probably take another inch out of the front to narrow the shoulders a bit more. The front neckline doesn’t lay perfectly flat, but since I always layer my tanks it isn’t really a big deal.
Later this week, I’m planning a summer dress in a beautiful emerald green rayon fabric I picked up a few weeks ago.
What are you sewing this week?