It's a tunic that I loved from the moment I received the Knipmode that contained this pattern. But I was a bit hesitant about the shape and waited exactly 3 years to make it. And now I'm glad I did. It's not close-fitting but I guess that's what tunics are about. It's very pretty though. At least, I think so.
I just lóve the 3/4-sleeves. They're close-fitting at the top, but wide at the bottom with a piece of elastic in the seam.
While I was not sewing, I wás being busy making plans. Actually, I wanted to make a Chanel-like jacket. I had this lovely fabric in my stash. When I washed it, it wasn't that lovely anymore. It was like the fibers were glued together before washing and now were all over the place. So I cut off a piece to test the firmness and this is what I got with the brush of just one finger:
Now, call me a sewing-coward, but there's absolutely NO WAY that I'm gonna work with something like this.
It was very cheap (probably the reason for this problem) so it's not a heartbreaking goodbye.
I don't have any new plans ready at the moment. Maybe black trousers, maybe a striped shirt... Or maybe something else.
But when I decide on a new project, you'll be the first to know!!
Till next time.