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Monday, February 23, 2015


After the success of my first Wiksten Tank (I’ve worn it several times already), I decided I needed a few more.  Not only does this work really well with the Featherweight Cardigan but it’s cute by itself too and will work that way when it’s warmer.  In anticipating warmer days (we’re having freezing rain right now and already have accumulation on the roads), I decided to do a few tanks in Liberty of London’s Tana Lawn.
I did some figuring with the pattern pieces and realized that if I used a solid white cotton batiste for the bias edgings at the neck and arms, I could get a tank from a single yard of the Liberty.  Since the underside of the prints are lighter, and that’s where the bias edging is, white would work with most of the prints.
I ordered three different prints, and while the first two (above) are pretty traditional Liberty of London, the third (below) doesn’t seem quite as traditional, but I just loved it!  My Alys sweater in the Pop Rocks color way will go with the top print really well.  It actually matches the dark pink in this third print, but I think that with everything going on in the print, pairing it with a hot pink sweater might not be the best idea.  I’m not trying to injure anyone’s retinas with this!

Just in case anyone is looking for some Tana Lawn, Fabric.com is where I got mine and it’s slightly cheaper than full retail.



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