This is my new tunic.
For the contrast sides, I of course used the other side of the fabric. Easy peasy !
The collar is ponte de Roma
and the tabs are leather cut out from an old coat given to me by a friend who knows I look for leather to use in my projects. I used this design element instead of the tabs included in the pattern.
The buttons are from a thrift store and I think they look antique. I thought black buttons would have been too boring.
All the seams are done in Hong Kong finish for a nice ,clean finish.
I love this piece. I need to find a heavy green turtle neck sweater to bring out the green and for that punch of colour we all love. I did happen to have a purse that matches exactly though !!
My next piece is one I've long wanted to try. It's View D of this OOP pattern.
This Pattern was a little complicated to figure out and is almost as difficult to figure out how to put on so it won't make it into my next Fashion Show /Sale.
You need to take time to arrange the collar around your neck and shoulders but it is unique and fun to wear.
My fabric is a quite thin , very drapey, mini ribbed sweater knit, probably polyester and it was just right for this design.
I cut 7" from the depth of the collar because it was ridiculously long.
I tacked the back of the collar at the back seam which made it a little easier to arrange.
The front piece was quite a bit too short and the back quite a bit too long. I shortened the back and added a piece to the front that ended up looking like a frill . Cute I think.The edges are serge finished which I think was sufficient for a piece like this.
I've worn this a couple of times and I like it a lot. i doubt I'd make a second one though !
I'm very busy these days with my Sewing Group and planning for my Spring Fashion Show. Want a peak ?
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