Monday 19 March 2012

Tunic or Tent?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not good with patterns.
But after seeing all the lovely creations in Cam's Sew Along this last week,
I was inspired to have a go at a simple tunic top.

All was going well until I went to sew the arms on.

The shoulder/arm pieces were bigger than the allotted arm holes.
So I ended up pleating the extra at the top of each arm. 
It makes the shoulders look a little bit puffy.

Thats me trying to suck it in.

So I hope I don't look like I'm wearing a sack.
 I've never made anything for me to wear before, so this was a bit of a big deal.
 I think I need to keep trying with a few different fabrics
 and see how they turn out. I'm not ready to try a different pattern yet -
 this was scary enough (but not as hard as I thought)!

** Update :: I've now made a belt from the same fabric
to go with it - much better!

Pattern ::  Kwik Sew 3870
Photography ::  Miss 10 who's home with a cold today.
Beginner Bonuses ::  There is no interfacing for the neckline, no zips or buttons!


Rie said...

I think it looks awesome & you chose a fab fabric for it.. (how many f's was that!) And NO, it doesn't look like a sack!

Makeminemidcentury said...

I actually think it looks cool! I love the fabric.

I've had problems with arm holes, too. I think it came down to the fact that I included an amount for hemming(?) on all the other edges of the dress/shirt, but didn't make the same adjustment for the arm holes so they ended up being smaller and out-of-proportion ... if that makes sense.

Michelle said...

I completely understand where you are coming from here because I recently tried sewing myself a sleeveless dress... Lets just say I shouldn't have ignored the fabric suggestions on the pattern... But NO it does not look like a sack... It looks great! That fabric is perfect for it too.

Kylie said...

Tunic definetely, nothing sack-like about it. Love the fabric you used jennie.

Selina said...

Yay! Well done! Not sack like at all, very cute! I love that arm length on you too!

teddybearswednesday said...

sack I can't see any sacks here xo

CurlyPops said...

I think it's gorgeous and I'm really loving that geometric fabric print!

Kylie said...

It looks great! I can so sympathise on the sleeve problem... I am forever gathering at the top of the sleeve! ;) Lovely tunic Jennie. Kx

punkychewster said...

Good job on the tunic. Try pairing it with a wider belt, or wearing it as a short dress with accessories and knee high socks! I love the fabric btw!

twentysixtimestwo said...

Looks good, and great photography Miss 10.

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