"Um, Mom, I think I have enough now," she replied with a laugh.
Blog post here). My daughter liked it and asked for one, so naturally I obliged. (Blog post here).
Every time she wore her tunic she received compliments and recently asked me to sew her more. I might have jumped up and down and did a happy dance after we ended our call. There's no video, so you have no proof :-). But I was excited to sew for her again.
The fabrics for the black and purple tunics were purchased from Cali Fabrics. I've never been disappointed by any of my purchases from this company. The quality is good and the orders ship fast.
The middle one is fabric from Emma One Sock. The main body is a gorgeous Dutch digital cotton/lycra print.The other fabrics were from an Emma One Sock bundle order of remnants. (I did a reveal video on my Instagram TV channel if you're curious what's inside an EOS bundle. I do believe you can only access that via a mobile device, not on a laptop computer.)
The black tunic I completed before my daughter came to visit us this past July. She *hates* having her photo taken, but humored me. I, of course, think she looks darling!
Here's the back of the black one.
Here's two more sewing tips.
The contrast fabrics on these tunics are edge stitched, which helps hold the seam allowances in place. When I edge stitch I like to use my knit-edge/piping/beading foot. This specialty foot is for my Pfaff Performance 2056 machine.
The foot sits nicely against the edge of the seam making for perfectly spaced edge stitching.
On some of my knits, such as this purple knit, I cut off the selvage edge so the knit will be flat making it easier to cut out the pattern pieces.
The purple knits were fairly lightweight, and the body of the tunic flows nicely.
The main fabric of the pink tunic, the dreamcatcher feathers, is a rather beefy cotton/lycra. You can see how it looks different from the purple one just on the dress form. I wasn't able to capture the true beauty of the fabric, so you'll just have to trust me.
The contrast fabrics were in that bundle I mentioned. I didn't have enough of the peachy pink for the back, so I used a pinky pink instead.
And of course the final touch is the labels.Vogue 8817, released in 2012.
1) Do you sew for your family members?
2) And how many is too many of the same garment from the same pattern?
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