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June 13, 2009

EASY SUMMER DRESSING.....

Here my new project for this weekend. I've been wanting a comfy traditional tunic for a while, and though this Butterick pattern is a little different than the one I had envisioned, I sort of liked it - so I just went with it. I used a fabric that I bought about 2 years ago on a vacation to New York. I had initially planned on using it for a skirt, but never made a decision on what type. I made the capris from the pattern also. They are from - you know- Hancock's regular gabardine that I've also had for at least 2 years.

I wanted something quick and easy - although nothing really ever is - quick that is. I wanted to add a little something else to the top so I choose a beaded trim that I added to the neckline and front yoke of the tunic; however, I'm still not sure that I really like it. I guess I'll think about it for a while and if it doesn't grow on me I can always take it off.

I plan on wearing an ocean blue tank under the tunic because it is sheer. Old Navy should have one that matches, they usually do. Got to go now, I think I feel at least two more finished pieces for this weekend.....Got to clean up the "Bat Cave" again so I can get on with the next project.


11 comments:

  1. Faye .- that original, is this pattern. I love the addition of the neckline embellishment. faster garments and with good results.

    have a good weekend, Paco

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  2. That looks like a flowey, easy, breezie tunic. Very nice. Love the colors.

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  3. Love it! The fabric is gorgeous!

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  4. The fabric is perfect for the pattern. It will be nice to throw on for a hot day. You will look smashing.

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  5. I like the fabric you chose for this tunic!

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  6. This is very pretty and I love the colours and the trim.

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  7. I love that fabric. The outfit is perfect for the hot weather we've been having. Your weekend is off to a great start. I'm heading into my cave now.

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  8. Easy breezy beautiful CoverFaye! It will look and feel just perfect with the blue tank underneath.

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  9. Really rich fabric - love the trim, too! Perfect for this great summer pattern.

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  10. Faye, I love that top!! The fabric is beautiful and perfect for the pattern used.

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