Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Top 2011: easy breezy tunic

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We’ll see if I actually get around to making the other two tops I’ve already cut out for Made By Rae’s Spring Top Week 2011.  But at least I completed one.  It’s pretty much made on-pattern from vintage Simplicity 9256, view 3.

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The fabric is this great eyelet gauze (only mine is white)  from Fabric.com.  It’s super lightweight and has a nice stretch to it.  So it’s very comfortable to wear, and perfect for a pull-over type tunic, since it allows for very free movement through the shoulders that a regular cotton may not.

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The sash is some vintage toile from the stash my mother gave me. 

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The pattern came together super fast and easy.  There are a couple of front darts and two more in the back at the shoulders to give it a little bit more structure.  I did change the collar slightly, just narrowing it down a bit.  I also made the back as one piece.  I omitted the “vestee”, or little piece of fabric that was supposed to go at the neckline for modesty.  Because I took that out, I didn’t need to have the tunic open at all in the back and could skip the back zipper all together.

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And I really like it.  It’s so very comfortable to wear.  It’s light and airy and just feels like sunshine and summer days.  Or spring days, whatever.  IMG_2648

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Very nice! I love the fabric you used and it looks so beautiful too! Great job!!
Sharon

Sarah Beth said...

Um, adorable!! Love it. I will have to search for that pattern!!

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

That looks so cute on you! You did a great job on the top!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I love eyelet! I'm working on my last top right now, but I had to take a break from some cranky sleeves and blog surf. Your top is perfect for summer time!

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