Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tunic Wadder

I decided today that my new tunic will find a new owner when I donate this to Goodwill.

This project has not gone all that well from the beginning. The fabric is lovely but a bear to deal with.  The other issue for me with this is that I am not sure why I wanted to try this style.  I am rather full busted so gatherings around a front placket are not very attractive on me; especially when it is such a close fit.  Though I did a FBA I need more than what I adjusted.  The style looked rather like a maternity top on me when I tried it on for fitting; I should have taken a fitting earlier in the sewing process.  Not that it would have changed my mind about the style on me.

A real dislike about the pattern was the tie neck binding. The neckband was very narrow and after taking a 3/8 inch seam, I could not get the strip turned inside out.  I used to have Fasturn notion that would help with this but those got messed up years ago and I never replaced them.  I ended up damaging two strips in the turning inside out process with no success.

I came up with an alternative and used fold over elastic.  It worked okay. I could go on and on, but I won't.  I am chalking this up to a nice tunic, just not for me.

To make a long story short, here is my tunic top that's a wadder for me but hopefully for some shopper at Goodwill it will have a new home.



On to my next project.  I plan to make a kimono jacket from fabric I acquired from Fabric Mart last July.  I was a Julie's Pick Swatch Member and this was in the July swatch mailer.

As always more sewing posts to follow.

20 comments:

  1. Well that bites, as the fabric was lovely. I've seen such beautiful applications of FOE, but I've not mastered that notion yet. I adore the way you simply chalk it up and move on.

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    1. Yes it bites! I have gotten better at moving on.

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  2. Oh, how disappointing. But you sound ready to move on! I feel your pain - I just (almost) finished a dress that just isn't going to work. 5 yards of fabric...but I'm re-doing it into a nightgown. Oh well, that's sewing!

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    1. Actually I thought about turning this into a night shirt with short pj bottoms for the summer. I still think someone at a Goodwill store will enjoy this.

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  3. BTW - I just went back and looked at the pattern you used. Thks for this post - I was wondering about the pattern, it's very new - brave you!

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    1. The version on the model is so attractive, that was the appeal. I really just don't wear tops like this much.

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  4. Oh how I know the feeling. a couple of my tops had me working overtime trying to salvage them. So sorry you will not keep this beautiful top.

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    1. Yes, I hate the loss of this fabric. I do think that someone will get use from it when I donate it. I do plan to serge finish the sleeve and top hems so it will look better.

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  5. Chalk this one up to experience :-( Pretty fabric, too bad the pattern didn't work out.

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    1. Thanks Patty. Some projects just go that way.

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  6. What a blow - but I guess that's the joy of sewing sometimes...yes, good decision to relieve oneself of an unflattering garment. Good luck with your next projects...

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! Life's too short to worry about somethings.

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  7. Sometimes we need to put a project behind us and look forward to the next 😀

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  8. It's always annoying when this happens. Like Lisette said, just focus on your next project; you'll feel better in no time

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    1. That is good advice from you and Lisette.

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  9. Such a pity, the fabric is lovely, but I'm sure someone else will love it. Your new fabric choice looks lovely too, so onward and upward!

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    1. I do love the fabric and hate that I will not get to enjoy it.

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  10. Too bad that tunic didn't work out. Looking forward to seeing the kimono jacket!

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    1. I hate that it did not work out either. I started the jacket and think that this will be a keeper.

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