I know!! For me!
Don't fall off your chair.
I've been really slack in blogging this - I have never been able to get The Guy Who Lives here to grab a shot of me wearing this tunic, so today I bit the bullet and took a couple of dodgy ones myself.
Bad hair, spotty mirror and all.
This is the Portfolio tunic by Sew Lisette - a Simplicity pattern created by Leisl Gibson - the brains behind the Oliver+s kids range of patterns.
I didn't intend to get all these patterns but they were on sale in the US for $1 each - I kid you not.
So a lovely lady helped me procure all four of them - expect to see more sewing for me in the future...
|The soap dispenser and cat toothbrush are a nice touch I think - keepin' it real!|
I actually made it way back when I was at craft camp with the other ladies.
It is really comfortable and easy to wear and I love the way the pockets work - it's hard to tell from this shot but there is a seam running from the black square tab at the neck down to the line of the pockets.
I made this up in some Kitty Yoshida fabric. It's from her Brooklyn Heights range and I think this design is called String Necklace. I have had it for ages, intending to make something for me - so I am glad I kept it and waited.
Donna bought some of the same print in a different colour when we were at Sew It Together and made herself a skirt - check it out. It's a lovely print.
I teamed it with some black linen - just to break the pattern a bit.
|Aren't photo's you take of your own bum unflattering no matter how you do it!|
I made the tunic (View B) which has no sleeves and instead of putting a cuff on I added the band from View A to complete the look of it.
It has two buttons at the neck to close it and it was nice and easy to construct, though I did get some advice on how to best do the pocket seam.
Size wise for this - I found it a little tricky as I am in a mix of sizes from bust to waist to hips.
I can't actually recall which size I made but I remember I went larger then ran it in heaps around the middle as my waist is the smallest of my measurements.
Even now that I am done it is actually quite roomy around my waist and I could run it in more but I probably won't as I can't be bothered.
It feels good and while probably not as flattering as it could be I like wearing it, so why mess with it.
I'm looking forward to making up the Passport dress for summer.
Don't hold your breath waiting though will you!