Showing posts from January 20, 2013

Casual Comfort - Vogue 8817 tunic

Another casual knit tunic has been completed. Perfect to pair with skinny jeans and boots for running weekend errands. Or at least it will be once the temps warm up again.  As I write this the temperature outside has reached a balmy 0 degree F.  Yea, it's a good day to hibernate and sew, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I hit publish on this post.  This is the knit tunic that inspired me to color block the Vogue 8831 sleeves when I discovered I was short on fabric.  The pattern is Vogue 8817 , a Katherine Tilton design that includes this long version with the hi-low hemline as well as a hip length scoop neck tee. This is the first Katherine Tilton Vogue design I've sewn as the truth is I'm not really an artsy  clothing kinda gal.  But something about this design drew me in and I purchased the pattern during a BMV pattern sale.  (By the way, there's a BMV pattern sale going on right now through 1/22/13.) It's described as close-fitting. Hmmmm,

An All Free Sewing 2012 Fave

My Golden Goddess Gown infinity dress tutorial was nominated one of the top AllFreeSewing projects of 2012. Meaning it was one of the most viewed projects on the AllFreeSewing site throughout the past year. It's included, along with the other top faves, in the Top 100 Free Sewing Tutorials roundup . How fun is that?   As you can see from these two photos, I gave the gown to my photographer niece to use in her photo shoots.   If you keep an eye on her photography Facebook page you might see more of my designs in action.  I gave her many of my tutorial projects once I was done with them as well as some of the samples I sewed for my Sew News and Sew iT All articles. Here's the original photo from the 2009 post showing six ways it can be worn. I'm sure there are many more. You know, I share my tutorials in the hopes that someone will learn a technique or enjoy sewing one of my projects.  It makes me smile to learn so many decided this gown was o