Friday, April 25, 2014

Cattitude Wiksten Tank

Surprise, surprise! I made another Wiksten Tank! (It’s my fifth one, if you must know.) This one is a little bit different. My crazy cat lady dress yielded some leftover yardage, so I decided to try out color blocking. There wasn’t quite enough of the Cattitude print for the front, so I just extended the coral Jewel print over the shoulders to compensate. The technique I used was made up on the spot: I connected a large strip of the coral Jewel print to the Cattitude print using a French seam, laid down the pattern piece on top of the joined fabric and moved it around until I liked how it looked. Then I proceeded to cut and sew the tank top as usual.

I knew I was on the right track when I tried on the half-finished garment and showed it to my three-year-old daughter. She jumped up and down, shrieked with glee and demanded her own kitty dress. I don’t know about you, but I call that success.

This shirt is one of my favorite handmade garments, because I made do with what I had on hand and ended up with something that I will actually wear and enjoy.


  1. Gorgeous tank! Love what you did with the shoulders!

  2. Super cute and I love the changes you made!

  3. Darling! The color blocking is so fun and such sweet photos of you.

  4. Darling fabric and the comment about how your daughter wants a "kitty dress" is adorable.