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.
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)...