Finished the Endless Summer Tunic from A Verb for Keeping Warm. The fabric was from High Fashion Fabrics bought this summer in Houston while I was at the ISGB Gathering. It’s a soft and slightly crisp chambray shirting in solid blue on one side and a subtle pinstripe on the back. May not be the best use of fabric for this pattern since it has some body, but it will do for a wearable muslin.
It was late sewing on the night I picked out bias binding. This was on clearance at Joann’s, I believe, and now love this color against the blue- the hem was also done using this way. And I must say, doing the shirt-tail hem was a little easier for me using this method- especially when I used the invisible hemming foot to help keep my stitching straight.
My son was the photographer since I couldn’t find my remote, he did a pretty good job, regardless.
This is a size 41, and has room for layering to transition the seasons. I love the fact that the size is the finished measurements- one of my pet peeves for Merchant and Mills patterns is that they don’t include finished garment sizes! But that is for another day.
The armscye was *almost* too low for my comfort in wearing it sleeveless. And I’m enjoying the look of yokes, although they’re not my favorite to sew.
The jacket is my Jacket J from Happy Homemade, a Japanese sewing book translated into English. Such a great layering piece, in olive green linen.
It is so nice to see someone enjoy making their own clothes. It is so cute and looks so comfortable.
Thanks, Cheryl- it’s quite comfy and plan to make another once I get through the slew of patterns in my queue!
This turned out really well. I tried this pattern but it did not look nearly as good! Cool necklace too – did you make it?
Thanks, Noelle, I did! They’re hollow glass beads.
The pattern is great, although I’m debating which material I’ll use for the next since something with more drape will be a bit more flattering for me.