I seriously haven't been in the mood to update the blog lately. I have gone back and forth between Pinterest and this page a thousand times. Ogling on Pinterest is by far more fun. Writing is one of the things that I have always struggled with. Whenever I start a new entry, I feel like I'm still in school, writing for my English class. I did sew however. I finished this tunic top two weeks ago.
The fabric for the bodice was from a pair of pajama pants I found at a thrift shop. I was experimenting with different kinds of back openings so much that I ended up using almost all the pants. I'll probably make some kind of a quilt out of the scraps. I love scraps. I don't have the heart to throw them away.
Finally, this version made the cut. I actually made the mistake of cutting the back bodice an inch too short on each side. Since I didn't have enough fabric from the pajama pants to cut new back bodice pieces, I sewed blue chambray-like fabric to the floral fabric. I actually like the way it looks, but I may not necessarily do this again.
I decided to line the bodice to give it more body. I love how the lining gives the finishing a clean look.
I call this tunic top 'Daisy' because the floral fabric reminds me of blue daisies. I love the feel of the fabric. It's so soft and easy to work with. I wish I could buy it by the yard instead of having to cut it from a pair of used pajama pants.
- Type: Top
- Pattern: Self-drafted
- Size: 2T
- Date Started: Sept 11 2014
- Date Completed: Sept 12 2014
- Skills: Pattern Drafting, Back Closure, Gathering
- Fabric: Thrift store, Jo-Ann Fabrics
1. Floral fabric from a thrift store 2. Symphony Broadcloth Solid Quilt Fabric in Denim from Jo-Ann Fabrics