Monday, May 12, 2008

summer sewing part I - the japanese tunic

So officially I started my summer sewing a couple of weeks ago. And about time too, just look at the pile of fabrics I've set apart for clothes sewing this season.

Scary, right ? But some of these I've had for the longest time, and either didn't have the courage to cut them up or simply didn't know what to do with them.

Anyway, I started with two simple pieces that I've been wanting to make since last year. The first one is pattern #3 from this book (one of my all time favorite ones, I think there's not a single pattern there that I don't like). It's a simple long sleeved tunic, which works well with the light and thin fabric.

The only change I made was to shorten the body and sleeve length a little bit, but only because I didn't have enough fabric. And if I ever do this again I'd probably add some darts, especially in the back, to give it a more fitted shaping. Otherwise, it's just perfect. Next up, a couple of dresses ...


Ana said...

Linda a túnica! Eu gosto imenso de ver o castanho e o azul juntos.

mariko said...

Looks awesome!