Tuesday, February 21, 2012

[ all sewn up ]

SO I thought I'd let you in on what I've been up to over the past few days...


Along with my Amy Butler tunic pattern {which I still haven't tackled yet}, I had picked up this McCalls tunic pattern last spring and finally got around to making it.

I chose a simple black cotton...


The pattern indicated "easy" which it was for the most part, except for the neck facing which was a little more finicky but overall it wasn't too difficult.

I ended up sewing down the pleats a bit to keep them from puffing out and I added a ruffled ribbon trim around the bodice.


I ended up taking in the sleeves afterwards since they felt a bit like wings and I'm much happier with the narrower silhouette.

I'm glad I finally got it done! It's been quite a long time since I've actually sewn a piece of clothing. Have you sewn anything lately?

lisa

18 comments:

helen tilston said...

Congratulations. Great work and wear in good health

Helen xx

flowers on my table said...

It looks lovely Lisa. I must admit, any time I have made myself clothing, I don't like it, I think it's because I made it. This year my wardrobe is so sad and empty, I think I will just be glad to have stuff in it, so I am going to give it a go. I would like to make a few skirts and maybe a pinafore. I have a good book with a lot of lovely patterns in, so now I just need to get some fabric.
You are always full of inspiration...thank you, love Linda x

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Very impressive, Lisa! Great job. Isn't it gratifying to look back at your finished project and pat yourself on the back for a while? Thanks so much for sharing and have a terrific Tuesday.

Vintage Home said...

Oh wow...I almost want to start sewing for myself instead of the house!
Great job I love the details you added!
Super kool!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You did a great job! It's been years since I sewed any clothing. I have a niece who's studying fashion design and she sometimes combines different patterns to create dresses. Wish I was that talented!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

WOW! It looks fabulous. I desperately need to learn to sew.

Meeling said...

Looks great! And cool and breezy too. I wish I'd sewn something lately, there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day lately. I need to sew my son a Kindle cover...when I find 30 minutes!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Super cute! Oh how I wish I could sew - how talented you are. I dream up all measure of outfits to make and I love wandering the fabric aisles. That darn machine and I just never clicked, though I can make a pillow - 4 straight lines :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Looks very comfortable and boho chic!
You are great with a sewing machine!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Kristen516 said...

i too have the Amy Butler Tunic pattern I haven't made yet. Hopefully soon! Great job on the tunic!

design elements said...

great job! lovely greetings

Maria

Pinecone Camp said...

How cute! So well done, Lisa. You've made me realize, yet again, how I need to amp up my sewing skills. I'm still on the basic, very basic, cushion.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

That turned out so adorable! I took some sewing in college, but my skills are pretty basic. You did a wonderful job!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

It's beautiful! Is there anything you can't do?! You blow me away! xo

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Love the tunic Lisa - it looks amazing! I was just searching for a tunic pattern the other day - I was thinking of making one as a bathing suit cover-up. This looks like it might be a fun one to try. Hope you are having a great week!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love the shirt! I am too scared to sew clothing! There is so much you can hide when it comes to home decor, but not clothes! Impressive!

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Beautiful Tunic! I haven't touched my sewing machine in ages. I'm not sure I even remember how to thread the thing. I've been having a really strong urge to give it a try again lately though. You project may have just pushed me over the edge!

a happy little life said...

this is really wonderful!!! sorry little late to comment :(
i have been tunic loving lately!
i've been sewing some warm weather clothes for summer travel. a snappy tunic or 3 sounds like something to add to my list!

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