Good morning! I had a productive weekend including consigning some fabric at the stash place I’ve mentioned before and organizing K’s room. How was yours? I have quite a few thoughts on the stash place which was so very interesting, and will expand on them at a later date!
For today, I have yet another tunic for you – with my class coming up, I’ve been “practicing” to be able to provide clear instructions so I’ve been making this tunic over and over. It’s a good thing K loves this style!
Of course, I always like to try things a little differently, so instead of a facing, I tried a bias binding for the neckline. I know that just rocked your world, it’s such a significant modification. I actually think the bias binding looks too pucker-y, and wish I had stuck with the facing. Oh well.
This is the ever popular Anna Maria Horner voile (Little Folks Pastry Line). Such a charming fabric! I purchased it forever and half ago, and though I love voile, I find that I have a hard time getting wrinkles ironed out, and it was very uncooperative when it came to button holes, so I just added snaps.
These tunics are the best. And when it’s made in K’s favorite color, is comfortable and stylish, well…you can’t go wrong. The pattern is from this book, and because the largest size for this book is 120cm, I better get cracking on all the patterns I haven’t tried yet. K will be outgrowing this size soon! I suppose I should also learn how to grade up…
Incidentally, K whipped up that little ribbon wand as a prop. It’s made out of a chopstick and some discarded ribbon from a gift. Resourceful, that girl.
I also made a 90cm (approximately 3T) in a beautiful natural linen with embroidered brown polka dots as a sample for the store – it is so stinking cute:
I painted a li’l illustration last week, but realized I haven’t shown you my very first attempt at covered buttons. It got a bit hairy at some points, and I wouldn’t call them stellar, but I love the way they look with the tunic. Happy, happy!