Continuing in the "trying new things" mode I am in, I decided to give making myself a garment one last shot. I have tried several times to make something for myself that looks nice on me and that I would actually wear. It always ended in disappointment. Either it didn't fit, or it didn't turn out the way I wanted it too, or I would just something that I would never wear. So I had pretty much just given up on the whole garment-making-thing. Until I started seeing these gorgeous tanks start popping up everywhere. So after contemplating for a few weeks, I decided to splurge and use some of my christmas cash to buy the Wiksten Tank Top pattern by Jenny Gordy.
I ordered some fabric from Sew Mama Sew and headed out to my local shop to buy some pattern ease to trace the pattern. There aren't that many pieces to the pattern so it didn't take long at all. Cutting the actual pieces out of the fabric went fast also. But after that, it took me 2 weeks before I actually got up enough nerve to finally start putting it together. I read through the instructions over and over and over again, just to be sure I understood everything and last friday morning, I finally sat down to do it. At first, I wasn't sure how it was turning out because it looked huge, but I just kept going hoping for the best. When it was done, I rushed to the bathroom to try it on and I was thrilled that it fit perfectly (And goes nicely with my new unicorn cardigan)!
The simplicity of this pattern amazed me. I was able to completely put this together in just a couple of hours. I have already pulled fabrics from my stash to make 3 more. So now that I have made this, my very 1st successful piece of clothing for myself, I may have enough confidence to maybe try sewing some other garments.