Well, in all fairness to myself, other projects just took priority. But I really wanted to finish what I started back in April. It has been sitting on a dress form (borrowed from my awesome friend Angela) staring at me for too long. Today I decided we were not going anywhere. We have been on the move all week and just needed a day of rest. Plus the weather has been iffy and today we had a big rain storm so outdoor activities were not happening anyway. Which made me feel much better about staying indoors ;)
So, I finished my Washi tunic and I love it! It was easy to sew thanks to Rae's awesome instructions and a little help from this tutorial - I was intimidated about sewing with elastic thread until I watched this. The fabric I used is Global Garden by Kathy Hall for Andover Fabric. I purchased it well over a year ago as part of a fabric de-stash that The Cottage Mama had in her shop. I looked around on the Andover site and some other fabric sites but it does not seem to be available anymore. It was not my favorite fabric that I purchased, the other fabrics in the bundle are what caused me to make the purchase, but there was about 2 and 1/2 yards of it and I wasn't sure what else to use it for so Washi tunic it became! And I must say, it is really growing on me. The color and print are not what I generally go for in clothing for myself but I like it. And it it very comfortable and soft.
|first time shirring anything!|
I did make a muslin first (something I admit I never do). And it fit perfect. I cut out the size medium and started to sew it together and then it sat, for ten weeks. In those ten weeks I have been really exercising and watching what I eat so the tunic is a little big. You can't really notice in the pictures but the neckline is a little loose and it does have a slight maternity shirt look to it because the skirt part of the tunic sticks out a bit. I think I just might be able to sew a small next time. I still love this shirt though and I will wear it. I can't wait to sew the dress version. I already have some fabric set aside for one that my mom got me for my birthday (she also purchased me the Washi pattern for my birthday - she rocks!)
So here are the two best pics of me in my new Washi Tunic:
|nice headless shot|
|nice cheesy pose and here is where the haircut part of the title comes in - I chopped it off!|
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