Friday, May 9, 2014

Finished Object: Spring Tunic using Simplicity 2365

I love this make!  Technically speaking, it's not my best work.  I haven't had much time to sew lately, so the skills are a bit rusty.  But the fabric is so happy and soft!  It's like wearing a spring day. :)

I sewed the tunic version (version A of Simplicity 2365), but I shortened it by about 4 inches.  In fact, I imagine I shortened it to be the length of version B.  I sewed on the sleeve tabs, but ultimately I left off the buttons because I can't see myself ever rolling and pinning up the sleeves.



I can see myself making another version of this.  I quite like the mandarin collar and I did a better job making this one than I did with the last one (Simplicity 2339).


I didn't originally plan on pairing it with these pants (as I had intended this fabric to become a dress!) but I'm glad that they work together because I don't have much to match with these green trews.

Not much to add, technically or style-wise.  I put some buttons in the middle, just for fun.  The fabric is a bit transparent, so a camisole underneath is advised. :)


As you may have noticed,  I'm not participating in Me-Made-May this year.  I don't have enough me-mades in my wardrobe to be able to manage something every day.  And honestly even a fun challenge like this is too much on my plate right now!  But I'm enjoying following what everybody else is doing and hopefully I'll be back on the wagon next year. 

One parting shot...


I hope everyone's enjoying some sunshine - have a nice weekend!

11 comments:

  1. Love it, Donna. A great flattering shape and I like the fabric too :) xx

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  2. I can see why you like this! Perfect match of fabric and pattern (I am discovering that's half the battle) & much nicer than the pattern envelope!

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    1. I think the fabric and pattern do go together...for once! I don't always choose well either ;)

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  3. This looks lovely on you Donna! I really love the pin tucks down the front; they look gorgeous and beautifully sewn. You have a great feel for colour and pattern.

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    1. Thank you! My pin tucks are not symmetrical actually, but I'm hoping that no one (aside from eagle-eyed sewistas) will notice! :)

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  4. What a fun fabric! The style of the tunic suits you and those pintucks are great.

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    1. thanks :) Apparently I really like this style because in my pattern stash I have many versions of this same basic silhouette!

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  5. I think that it looks great on you Donna :-) Love your fabric choice!

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty happy with the fabric too :)

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  6. Pretty! The colour looks really nice on you!

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