From the Beach to the City... Sewing! Tunic time...
Cynthia Rowley - Simplicity 2854..
Well this year my family and I are taking 2 trips in one... We going to the beach and back home to New Orleans (my hometown).. I want to make a couple of pieces that I can transition in both places.. Well I think I found something else.. I love tunics.... In blogs to come I will take pictures of tunics I've sewn through the years.
Simplicity 2584 View B:
This pattern was one of my first pattern that I purchased... years.. I was too scared to try the yoke (neckline), that I put it in the back of my patterns.. I went to Wal-Mart and purchased this Home Decor, Linen-like fabric.. I couldn't pass up $3 per yard, so I got 3 yards.
Advice: Read your patterns and when you can't understand them. read them again.. I have a tendency to look and skim through patterns. This one had me praying.
Below: I love how it came out.. I know I'll be making a few more for the trip, some in contrasting colors... I can put flip flops on for the beach and wedges with it in New Orleans...
It started out smooth. Only one thing, I hate cutting fabrics out. I know one thing, I need to invested in some weights.. But I digress...
Sewing, sewing, sewing.....
The yoke isn't matching up with the neck.. Damn! (sorry)
I'm nerves got bad so I left it alone for the rest of the night... Telling myself, "now you need to cut another yoke out".. not in the mood..
Next morning, I decided to cut the yoke to match the neckline.. I know some people think it was an obvious thing to do. I'm a novice/intermediate sewer, I'm really teaching myself how to sew.. So work with me.. lol.
I came out great.... Next time I'm using contrasting fabrics.. I'm so proud of it but it just disappears into the whole dress but here's a closeup..
Pool Side and Beach Outfit...
New Orleans, Visiting friends and family..
Until next time.... Have a Fantastic Day!!