22 March 2012

Spring Sewing: Wiksten!

In an effort to expand my spring wardrobe and do so on a budget, I just purchased my very first Wiksten pattern.  Hurrah!  I've been crushing on them for so long now.  Jenny Gordy of Wiksten just recently released downloadable PDF sewing patterns which make her limited released patterns much easier to snag.  I ordered the Wiksten Tank.  It seems like to perfect top to carry one from the spring into the summer and will still look fabulous with a cardigan.

Wiksten Tank Downloadable Pattern, Source
Wiksten Tank and Dress, Source
The design is very simple and it seems to have so many possibilities depending on the fabric that one chooses.   It can also be sewn up as a dress, which is really very nice.  I'm looking forward to many belted dresses when fall rolls around.  But for now, I'll be working with a Kaffe Fassett 100% cotton fabric.
Kaffe Fassett Asha in Grey, Source 
I've had much luck with Kaffe Fassett's fabrics, particularly his hand-dyed shot cottons.  They are a dream to work with and I think that his Asha pattern in grey will prove no different.  It seems like just the perfect pattern for spring time. 

Have any of you had experience with Wiksten patterns?  If so, I'd love to hear about them!  Which patterns and what sort of fabrics did you use?  I'm so excited about all of the possibilities!


Emily said...

Yay, I'm so glad you bought them! I can't wait to see what you make. I'm crushing on some Martha Negley feathers to make another tank, and I love your Kaffe Fassett print!

helen ethel studio said...

Oh my goodness, those Martha Negley Feather fabrics are outrageously gorgeous!! What a perfect choice for the tank. You MUST make one. (I might make one, too, if you don't mind!!) Thanks, by the way. I think the Kaffe Fassett will be nice. Hopefully by the end of next week I'll have something to show for it. :)

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