If you love how quick and easy the April Rhodes’ Staple Dress is then you must try the Wiksten Tank!
Wiksten has developed two PDF patterns, the Wiksten Tova and the Wiksten Tank. The Wiksten tank comes with the tank top version and a dress version. You can purchase the pattern here. The directions are thorough and easy to follow, making for a great beginner project.
When I came across this pattern, I knew immediately that I wanted to use this awesome rayon challis that I had in my stash. It’s called Coordinates in Cypus by Anna Maria Horner and can be purchased here. Unfortunately, after I laid the pattern out on the fabric, I realized I would have some left over fabric. Not enough for another project, but too much to waste. I hate “wasting” fabric. I guess that’s what you get for buying fabric without a project in mind first. I’m really trying to get better about doing this, but sometimes (or all the time) you just see a fabric you have to have! After much debate, I had a “vision”, just make it a Wiksten Maxi Tank Dress!
I love it! I’m so glad I had too much fabric! So glad that, of course, I’ve already made another maxi length one. I’ll share soon!
I just measured the length of another maxi dress I had hanging in my closet to see how much length I needed to add. I always research a project before cutting out my fabric and I came across this post on Made by Rae. She made a muslin first and had a lot of gapping at the front and back neckline. I went ahead and followed her directions on how to fix this fit issue. It was an easy fix! I’m glad I took her advice, because it fits great!
I’m sure I’ll make as many Wiksten Tank dresses, both knee length and maxi, as I have the staple dress. Stay tuned!