Jaime has already sewn up a batch of Wiksten Shifts, including two top versions that are perfect for summer. Read more for info on the Black Silk version and the Nani Iro Linen version with 3/4-length sleeves. We love seeing how this top sews up in two very different fabrics.
Jaime's Basic Black Silk TeeFabric: Sandwashed Silk Viscose in Black
Pattern: Wiksten Shift Top Short Sleeve Version
Size Made: 6My first Wiksten Shift was a simple black top. I had this sandwashed silk cut and waiting for a shirt, and this pattern was the perfect fit. It is simple enough to not be too fiddly and the design is classic enough to be worn for a long time. I decided to handstitch the neckline down as I didn't trust the machine with this slick fabric. I love this top. I feel like the fabric elevates my daily uniform to a slightly more sophisticated look, which is totally what I was going for.
Jaime's Nani Iro Linen Wiksten TopFabric: Nani Iro Harbe Linen Sheeting
Pattern: Wiksten Shift 3/4 Sleeve Top
Size Made: 6
My second Wiksten Shift was the perfect storm of a new collection of Nani Iro coming in the same time as this pattern release. Why yes, I will make a Nani Iro Shift shirt! I chose to try the 3/4 sleeve this time. Still love it. This crisp linen was so much easier to work with on the hems and neckline than my first silk top.