I sometimes wonder if I have my head screwed on properly. There I was, a few months ago, knitting when temperatures were high enough to melt ice-cream in seconds . . . and now summer seems to have been and gone, I’m doing some summer sewing!
I pulled out NewLook 6889, which I used last year to make a long cotton dress (the model on the left) and a smallish piece of lovely floral fabric I bought a while back. I’m no flower expert, but I think they’re sweet peas. I didn’t have enough to make a second long dress, and I don’t have the legs to wear a shorter or mini dress . . . so I shortened a little more and have made a long tunic.
No attempts at pattern matching I’m afraid, as the floral print is rather busy. But they’re rather nice, and very roomy and I do like the shaping at the top.
You can’t see very well in the photo, but I did French seams, so the inside is lovely and neat. And I did 2 rows of top stitching around neckline, armholes and on hem line. I think this is the neatest piece of clothes sewing I’ve ever done.
Gibbs seems to approve . . . or maybe he’s hoping there’s something (other than hands) in my pockets?
Anyway, even though the weather forecast for the coming days is cool and wet, I’m really pleased I made this tunic. Autumn is almost here, so it’ll be going in the wardrobe, to wait for next summer. And . . . I’ve cut pattern pieces in the feather fabric, so another (summer) tunic is in the making.