Wednesday, May 23, 2007

~some summer wardrobe sewing~

Quite a while ago I posted about this tunic I hoped to make. It is a Japanese pattern, which I was hoping to decipher...

After a lot of metric to inches converting I came up with a pattern and made a couple versions out of an old cotton sheet. This is what I finally ended up with...


It's still not perfect~ not sure if the darts are just right ~ but it's good enough. And thrifty as well~the Tracy Porter fabric was off the clearance rack. Now, to find some linen for a pair of capris to go with it.

I've also finished this skirt ~ casual for summer and super easy. It's Simplicity 7229...

I still have a linen dress to make, a top to finish, a summer sweater I'm knitting, and those pajamas...oh, and a pair of drawstring gauze pants for Steph. Yes...I've bitten off more than I can chew...we'll see how far I get.

21 comments:

  1. Your tunic is adorable! I also love the little skirt. I am hoping to sew a few skirts for myself this summer. You picked beautiful fabric. They both look so cool and summery.

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  2. Hihi, i know what you mean girl! I do the same, make too many plans, start on too many projects, and almost everytime at the same moment :) But, you are getting there, and it all looks so lovely. It is attempting to make a little skirt, now when it is so hot here. Today it was 25 or more. It had to be. And i feel bad weather is coming..i normally get headache, and i shure have it now!
    Well, i hope that you had a good week, and as i can see it was a very creative one. FUN!!
    Enjoy your weekend and see you soon Deb!

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  3. The tunic is great, you need to make some more now in different colours, now that you've mastered the pattern - love Julia x

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  4. Cut things! I wish we could *see* you model them too!
    ~Jody

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  5. Cute Cute clothes. You did such a great job you should make them... if not, Have you tried www.JJill.com?

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  6. Lisa R-P7:08 PM

    Deb,
    What a great tunic -- I love it! You did a nice job -- especially considering the conversions from metric to english that needed to be made. I was browsing thru your shop as well. Really cute things!

    How long ago did you start the shop & how long did it take to build up clientele? Pretty quick?

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  7. The tunic is wonderful, perfect for summer!!

    Kelli

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  8. I think the tunic turned out cute!! I'm amazed at those of you who are tackling the Japanese patterns. I do well deciphering one written in English! Thanks for sharing the Simplicity pattern number for your new skirt. It looks very similar to a skirt Dani showed me in the Boden catalogue that we wanted to try to make on our own. You've a lot of projects ahead of you, but I'm sure you'll have them all done in no time!

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  9. teresa8:08 PM

    What a great tunic! Love that fabric...lucky you finding at a great price. Love it.

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  10. Debbie your tunic turned out perfect. And your skirt too. I know you will look so cute!!! Clarice

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  11. I like this tunic !! I enregistered the pattern 2 months ago... Maybe... when I will have time...

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  12. That tunic is so cute and I love that fabric!

    Manuela

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  13. Clever clever girl you are, I have no patience with dressmaking, but you have made me feel that perhaps I should have another go. Lovely tunic
    Sandra x.

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  14. Love it! It looks so nice and cool, too.

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  15. Okay, you have made that itch return to get out the sewing machine and start sewing again. Like I don't have anything to do. Loved the tunic and skirt. You done a good job. Can't wait to see the other finished projects. Have a good one.

    Laura

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  16. I just stopped by to look more closely, in your blog. I just love everything that you make, and your warm and welkome home :)
    Have a nice week Deb, hug from Aina

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  17. Great tunic (love the Tracy Porter fabric) and skirt.

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  18. Love your tunic! So cute.

    ~Amelia

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  19. Love that Tracy Porter fabric.

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  20. Oooh good for your for attempting a japanese pattern. I am forever buying those magazines and promising to translate/convert them, but I never do.

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  21. The tunic and skirt are adorable! I seriously considered sewing something for summer ~ I even picked out the fabric and a pattern or two but that's as far as I got. :) Maybe NEXT summer! ♥

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