Thursday, July 12, 2012

FO: Haven's Edge Wiksten

It happens to all of us. You finish something, and then a month later, you realize you still haven't taken a proper photo or shared it with your friends.

You may remember my first finished Wiksten tank, which I love on the hanger, but it's not very flattering to wear. That makes me sad, but it's flattening in some places and widening in others. I haven't given up on it yet, but this is why you haven't seen a modeled shot.

Shortly after I finished the first, though, I cut into some Tina Given's voile from her Haven's Edge collection.

I'm happier than I look in this photo. Promise.

This version fits much better. It drapes, it's flattering, and so comfortable. I'm glad I had the foresight to make sure those shapes were vertical rather than horizontal, or this one might be in that same widening category. I intend to give this pattern another go, and I'd like to add sleeves like this awesome version.

In the photo, you can also see some of the lovely mini quilts I've acquired from friends. From left to right, the Love one is from Tammy, The feather is from Amanda, the super scrappy is from Sara, the green one is from Shapemoth in the FTLOS swap, and the one on the end is from Jessica.

Unrelated (and possibly enabling), but have you seen these Riley Blake Ombre Dots?

Stash Enhancements

I picked up this half yard in Orange (along with a few other stash enhancements, ahem!) from Stash Fabric. I really like the scale of these dots! I may have to acquire a few other colors... Speaking of dots, I'm pretty crazy about the new Tula Pink Birds and the Bees dots, too.


  1. great tank! i have the quilting cotton version of that fabric. i had no idea it came in voile. it looks very comfy.

    i have seen the ombre dots but i haven't taken the plunge yet. one of my yahoo groups is doing a buy on that tula pink line right now if you're interested.

  2. Just found your blog from Jessica at A Little Gray and I'm excited to read more! :)

  3. i do love that tank, it is very flattering on you. it is also so fun to see your mini's on your wall. they are all so pretty!

  4. I love that color on you, look at you tackling clothing!!

  5. Great tank and picture! I can't stop looking at all that quilted goodness on the wall behind you -- just beautiful Jacey!!

  6. Scale of dots and kitty tummy both = huge. Also I like how the Bella tummy is in this picture and the one in the last post, but the fabric changes. It's like magic!

  7. That tank is awesome!! It looks great on you, and a sleeved version would be amazing as well. That whole picture of you in your workroom is fantastic- what a great space.

  8. Really like the tank - the pattern is super cute and the fabric is fantastic. And I love the orange dots with the turquoise fabric! One of my favorite color combinations.

  9. Girl, I love this shot of you and your room. Totally awesome!

  10. Hey Jacey - the tank looks great!! Your sewing room is super cool too :)


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