Good Morning, dear Readers!
This will be a short post because I’m actually in the process of knocking off a ready-to-wear tunic. Two things:
- High-end is a relative term. The tunic is gorgeous in it’s simplicity, and it’s $70 at COS, a clothing retailer. Not that high end, compared to the number of hours and work I’ll put in. Read on to see why I’m knocking off the tunic…..
- This is unselfish sewing. My daughter (#1) was intent on buying it at the Cos store, but there was just a little bit of snafu in the fit. It was beautiful at the top, but just a little too snug below the hip for my daughter’s persnickety liking. Since she was determined to own this, so the next step was to ask Mum to knock it off. I obliged.
You are, therefore, looking at round one of the process — after a trek to High Fashion Fabrics to get the exact soft grey silk charmeuse and after pulling out three different soft-grey-silk-charmeuses. I mean, how many shades of soft grey are there? Do NOT answer that!
So, take a look a the images, and brief descriptions. More details in further posts. Don’t be scared, they’ll be short posts too:
The Shoulder Seam! Now we’re talking …..
I modified the Sencha top pattern from the Colette Pattern Company to create this, looking beyond the pattern envelope, noting the “bones” of the design. This is my third time using this pattern, and only the first one was made as the pattern intended. Details about this pattern-hack when the final version is done. Promise.
I also considered Vogue 1496, since it has the elements of this design already, but there was too much fabric at the top and the back was not working for this tunic. Anyway, V1496 is pretty in it’s own way, and I am getting ready to make that for myself.
Last, here’s a look at the perfect V-neck of the original. Will I be able to pull this off in the final round with grey charmeuse (how do you spell it anyway?) which is patiently sitting in the new-fabric stash.
Not such a short post, after all…..
Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Halloween….