September 11, 2018

You Down with OOP? Feeding My Boho Vibe - Butterick 4684...

...I had the most wonderful weekend - why?, because I finally had an entire weekend to do just what I wanted to do - Sew!  I have been feeling a slight Boho Vibe lately, not my norm, but I'm just sewing with the flow right now - and it feels real good.  I actually wanted something plain and simple so I looked around for a tunic pattern and came up with one. I'm down with a little OPP.


Butterick 4684
I didn't realize I had made this before until I opened the envelope and found that View C, a longer tunic with deep side seam and sleeve slits, had already been cut out and sized with a few notations as well.  Yes, I wanted something Boho-ish plain and simple - and this pattern was just that until I made this fabric choice

Aztec print Georgette
It was a slippery slope from that time on but I was bound and determined to see it through.


Even though I made this fabric choice I do want this garment to hold up for as long as possible, so I stabilized (just a little) the shoulder seams, the slits and the hem so it would stand up and look like a tunic for days to come.  I know some people say that stabilizing the shoulder area isn't necessary, but I always stabilize knit shoulder seams and since this fabric is a loosey goosey woven I took the time to get it done.

If you can bear looking at my slightly loop-sided dress form here's my Boho tunic.  I'll tell you, pattern layout was a chore as was the process of matching what turned out to be stripes.  But I must say surprisingly enough it turned out quite well (with prayer)...

19 comments:

  1. I love it! That print is awesome and since black is one of my favorite colors (it must be, as a good half of my wardrobe contains it), I would get tons of wear out of that! It’s perfect for fall in our area. Hope you enjoy wearing it!

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    1. Thank you so much. I do plan on making a pair of black skinny legged pants to wear with it with a black tank underneath. Where would our wardrobes be with black?

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  2. Looks GREAT!!! You did an awesome job!

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  3. Yea, you know me ! ���� The tunic is lovely! How do you stabilize the seams? Sounds like something I should learn!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. No I didn't stabilize the seams, but I did think about doing it. Had it been a knit I think I would have stabalized it.

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    2. Lisa is referring to your comment:
      "so I stabilized (just a little) the shoulder seams, the slits and the hem so it would stand up and look like a tunic for days to come."

      I'm going to Google the technique. I hope to start keeping up with your blog after finding this terrific tunic that you made. I guess I better buy that pattern! Wonderful job, Faye!

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    3. Some people have told me that they see no need in stabilizing seams, especially shoulder seams, but I swear I can tell a difference when I do. I mainly use 1/4" twill tape to stabilize my shoulder seams - on knits and on wovens.

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  4. I love the border print! Perfect for this tunic. So glad you go to sew this weekend!

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    1. Thank you KS. I love this print too although matching challenged me.

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  5. This is pretty! I love how you used this fabric for this tunic top!!

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  6. The border print was a perfect choice for this top, and you used it in such a great way!

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  7. This is beautiful Faye! Sometimes the best patterns are OOP! I love the choice of Fabric too...

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  8. Miss Faye, it looks great.

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  9. Hi Faye
    I just got this pattern, maybe I can use a sheerfabric? Not sure
    Thanks for sharing
    Josie

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