The Sew Liberated Schoolhouse Tunic rocks. Enough said. Okay, not really. The pattern came together really easily and it was really fun to put together. The fit is very flattering and I have to admit that I think it looks better in person (aka I-couldn’t-take-a-good-picture-of-this-tunic-to-save-my-life).
The black organic cotton I chose looks so lush. Love it.
I graded the pattern up a size and it fits really well. Look, no back boobs! Success!
Having successfully graded another pattern (Ginger being the first) left me feeling pretty giddy and a bit goofy. I demanded a photo with my trusty meter stick.
Channeling teacher behavior
Trying to be serious and failing
I love my meter stick
I’ll definitely make another tunic or two. This tunic screams for a print version.
Now I leave you with another schoolhouse gem…
Guess who won a prize at the Madhatter’s Tea Party at Bea’s of Bloomsbury?
I'll now be known as 'Seamstress Extraordinaire', thank you very much.
Cannot wait to bake some of the blondies. They are amazing. Highly recommend afternoon tea at Bea’s. I love the St. Paul’s location especially.
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Today was one of those BAD sewing days. I had a great holiday weekend hosting friends from the States. Once they left I was ready to get Dorothy out and get ahead on a tunic. I’ve been working on it during class time (I’m taking a beginner’s dressmaking class for the last 3 weeks!) and I really want to get it done and over with so I can move on to a new project. Sadly, I failed at getting ahead. I did manage to gather, stitch and unstitch a neckline TWICE! Ugh. And to make matters worse my machine started skipping stitches. I re-threaded it twice, cleaned out the bobbin holder, re-adjusted the needle, played with the tension…And it is still skipping. Don’t know what it can be. And after torturing my poor fabric (so many puncture holes!) I gave up on sewing and gave into feeling sad. I should be in class but instead I am moping about my sewing skills, or lack there of.
Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow I will try again. But today…today I think I will just be a sad panda.