Wednesday, March 14, 2007

a sleeveless tunic...

I saw this picture somewhere on the web over a year ago and loved the whole outfit. Yesterday, as I was browsing through my idea files, I came across it and thought I would give it a try. I am finding out that patten making is not altogether simple...
Everything is in metric, which I can handle; but some of the numbers are impossible to make out on my copy. After a bit of figuring though I thought I had it. Not trusting my pattern completely, I found an old sheet to use for a practice version...
After cutting and sewing, I tried it on but sadly the armholes were a little small and the neckline too wide, so tonight it was back to the cutting board for some modifications. I've spent about an hour on alterations and it's late....
...I think I'll work on the next prototype tomorrow.


  1. Oh, i cant wait for it to be finnished!! Looks great :)

  2. Renee Alam8:44 AM

    Oh my gosh,when you finally get this right,please post the pattern b/c those are the types of shirts I love to wear & would love to be able to sew my own clothes one day. :)This looks great so I can't wait to see yours!

  3. Very lovely. Be sure to post when your finished, I can't wait!

  4. It's so cool that you can do that! I can't wait to see it finished.

  5. I love the pattern Debbie! I don't know what I'd do if a pattern didn't work out? Cry? ;) Can't wait to see how it turns out (and what fabric you've chosen).

  6. Ohh I can not wait to see it finished. What a fantastic tunic and wonderful out fit. Please let us know who it goes. Clarice

  7. Gorgeous pattern - looking forward to seeing the finished tunic.

  8. You are so talented, Debbie! Can't wait to see the finished tunic:)

  9. Stay with it, promises to be darling! I'm having a crafty giveaway today to celebrate my 100th post. Come see. xoC

  10. Your site has been caught on St. Patrick's Day without a touch of green!
    Your blog, therefore, is receiving a pinch:


    Quick, go type something in green or post a green picture before someone else see it and give it another pinch.

    And put some green on yourself, just to be safe.

    And thank God that He could use the evil of taking a young boy captive into the blessing of salvation being preached to a people through Patrick.

  11. It's beautiful but I would have given up by now !! You've so much paitence.

  12. I love this and can't wait to see it finished!

  13. Oh, it's lovely and so is your blog! I'm so glad I discovered it. I will spend some quality time poking around! Jen

  14. Wow, I wish I could read the pattern...! Very beautiful and useful!

  15. Hi I am so happy I found your post today I am making a couple of tunics for myself with Japanese patterns, this is going to be fun! Just love all your other projects too! I love designing and making children's vintage inspired clothing, i'ts a passion I can' tame! I am going to enjoy following along with you!

    1. There's just something so appealing about the Japanese clothing designs, isn't there? I am working on a top from Simple Modern Sewing--well, I'm halfway through and too busy in the garden to do much sewing, but hope to get back to it soon. Thanks for your note!


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