|Here comes a dog !|
This one is more like me - I am definitely a print girl and I love sewing button shirts especially with those front insert yokes .
The pattern is from another knipmode -the bonus magazine to the main March 2012 issue . I could see myself sewing everything in this great little supplement .
|Yes you can have a pat .|
I used a rayon print from Spotlight - I saw a top made up in an instagram picture ( no idea who because I get really sucked down into the abyss of instagram ) from this fabric and loved it but I was even more delighted when the owner said it was a recent purchase from Spotlight . I have wanted to sew a bird print garment for myself for ages but have never found anything suitable.
Again I found the knipmode pattern well drafted. It is a tunic with raglan sleeves and shoulder darts , lined front button up inset , long sleeves with slits and cuffs , sleeve tabs so you can roll up the sleeves and a curved hem. The neckline is finished with a narrow self fabric bias binding strip. I made size 38 and this fitted well BUT the tunic was so long - almost a dress and I did NOT add the hem allowances.
|Terrible photo which is meant to show the details of the tunic.|
|A better close up photo - still hard to see anything though. I tried to match that upside bird .|
Using the markings on the patterns and closely looking at the garment line drawing and pattern layout I was able to work out how to sew this . I used instructions from a Burda envelope pattern and a Kwik Sew pattern to make sure I was on track with the insert yoke and sleeve slit . I removed about 13cm in length and it is arguably still a bit too long . I am 170cm or 5 foot 7 so the models wearing this tunic must be 6 foot tall !
|Looking a bit nightiesque prior to cuffs , hems and neckline finishing.|
|Knipmode biljage ( supplement ) March 2012. Blouse 107.|
I love my new tunic although it is too hot to wear it just now . A great way to finish off 2015. I am not going to bloody miss you 2015 .
Here`s to a content , healthy and peaceful 2016 !
|Thank you to my photographer who took an unwitting selfie !|