So I snapped up Wiksten‘s linen earlier this Spring and totally blew the fact that I didn’t get enough for the first project I had in mind (the Wiksten Shift Dress/Top). I wasn’t too mad though, because I knew I could figure out something else to make instead. It’s such a beautiful color and nice drape for a summer garment so you can’t really go wrong. About a month ago, I had been seeing a few warmer climate sewists already sewing up tanks, which really gets the creative juices flowing when we’re still a bit cooler for a few more weeks. Surprisingly I felt the urge to jump in and get started even with other projects looming!
I always love Rae’s patterns, and the Gemma Tank had been high on my list for quite some time. It ended up being the perfect amount for a Gemma so I got to work! I love that this project takes hardly any time at all. Yet it still produces a beautiful tank that’ll be perfect for summer (and hopefully help get rid of my farmer’s tan a bit). I’m also really excited about keeping it around for fall and winter to layer under some cardigans (maybe I’ll even make one!). An added bonus is if you’re a Creativebug member, this tank is one of the classes you can take, taught by Rae herself! I love that. I’ve had a membership for maybe three years now and it’s such a great way to try something new or break out of a rut!
I started out without any changes to the pattern. I was really cruising along and finished, but then decided to wanted to take in the side seams a bit and then shorten it a smidge because I don’t think I’ll be tucking it in at all. I think the changes ended up being just right and am really happy with it.