Happy Friday! To me, tunics epitomize the Japanese wardrobe aesthetic, and I’m all about the Japanese aesthetic. That loose, boxy silhouette ideally made in linen, layered in neutrals.
Inspired by lovelies created like this and this, I sewed up a tunic. It’s a linen/cotton blend, and I think it’s rather charming with its big ole pockets on the sides (perfect spots for Rose + Bob) and cheerful plaid. With gathers and various panels, I didn’t even bother matching up the plaid, but by pure accident, some sections are practically seamless. The pattern is from this book.
I also made the simple knit top she’s wearing underneath. The selling point of an otherwise unremarkable top is the notched collar. Too bad it’s hidden behind tunic in these shots. I modified the “simple trainer” pattern from this book.
I’m still trying to concoct the perfect pair of skinny pants but the one I made this week didn’t work out so hot — too tight despite cutting it on the bias. This is her trying to bend her legs and grunting, “I. Can’t. Move.” What you see in the other images are old leggings from her closet.
Oh well. The experimenting continues.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone! So looking forward to announcing the giveaway winner. I have a crazy busy day ahead of me, so I will email the winner by Dec. 9th (Sunday) and will make the public announcement on Monday. Who will it be???