February 21, 2012

WANNA BE SEWING SOMETHING...

...Wanna be starting something... why is that song stuck in my head this morning?  I need to change the words to "wanna be sewing something"!  While at home today recuperating from what was (hopefully) my last laser dental surgery, I found myself with the unction to be sewing something.  I've been wanting to sew up some things to keep me comfy and cozy in my private space; as well as to have something casually chic to wear while running errands.  Tunics seemed just the thing to fill the void...
Me wearing Vouge 8731 on Sunday.  One day I'll have a better camera and a tripod for pictures.


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Next up in the tunic category is ...

Kwik Sew 3463
This pattern has been hanging on my inspiration board for eons so I thought it was high time to get it stitched up.  I've also been wanting to stitch up a hoodie so I thought I'd take some creative license and add the hood from another pattern. Sort of like killing two birds with one stone, if you may.
McCall's 5538

Praise God for the ability to match stripes!!! Drives me looney when they don't match.  I use to be so scared of strips and plaids.

Not sure if I'll even wear the hood, just wanted the satisfaction of doing one.

I made View B of the Kwik Sew pattern, and even though I raised the neckline 1 1/2" (should have made View A)  it's still too low for my taste.  SOLUTION:  Make an extra long infinity scarf with the left over fabric.  That'll close up that gap.

How are you with matching plaids and/or stripes???

15 comments:

  1. Love it! I want one just like it.

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  2. Your tunics look great and that infinity scarf was an inspired solution!

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  3. I love this with the infinity scarf! I'm actually in the market for winter around the house comfortable patterns and I think this fits the bill. I love the addition of the infinity scarf because my neck is always cold in winter now that I wear my hair short. I'm also going to attempt my own leggings now that you tell me they really are easy. I'll have some great comfy at home outfits in no time. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  4. It came out just like the picture on the envelope! How cool is that! I'm glad you had something to cheer you up after the dentist.

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  5. Really cute tunic, Faye. I am with you on stripe matching, really try to make them match. Plaids, I am continually working on my ability for that.

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  6. Super striped tunic, and you "made it work" as Tim says, by adding the scarf. Nice work! I am also finicky with plaids, stripes and matching big prints.

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  7. OOh, I think this is going to have to get added to my "to sew" list. I love the hood and you did an excellent job with the matching.

    I don't have much experience matching stripes and plaid. The one time I did stripes it didn't really need matching. Do you have any tips?

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  8. I love stripey tops and think the addition of the hood and the infinity scarf is a nice touch.

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  9. So cute! The infinity cowl was a great idea. I love the look of stripes and plaids but loathe matching them (the sewing isn't fun but it's the cutting that kills me). But it has to be done! So I don't sew them very often.

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  10. The infinity scarf was a brilliant idea. It looks so good with your hoodie. Love, love, love the striped fabric for this!

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  11. Oh I love it! Must have it!

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  12. Argh! Now I *have* to make a super comfy striped hooded tunic too. Love it!

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  13. Wow cute top Faye and what a great idea with the infinity scarf! I don't have a pattern for the infinity scarf but think I should and soon. Sounds like a must have for quick fixes

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  14. Nice looking tunic! Great matching on the stripes. I like the addition of the hood, and the different look that the infinity scarf adds.

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  15. Ms. Faye. The hoodie look great! You and I shared the same fear, but look at us now! We are certainly overcomers. BTW- you are encouraging me to sew another stripe garment. Tee Hee.

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