Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Deneuve--Tunic With a Smile

Recently, I bought these two HotPatterns.

The Plain and Simple Superfantastic Shirt and Deneuve Tuxedo Shirt, Tunic & Dress.  I'm making the Deneuve Tuxedo Tunic.  I seem to be copying Gigi, who made it a few weeks ago, and is now making another beautiful version, white with lace insertion on the bib.

I made a muslin, even though it's an unstructured, loose style.  The muslin was perfect.  The fabric I'm using is red poly-woven, lightweight fabric from Jos at $1.50 per yard.  It's labeled as a "spring suiting", but it's soft and drapey.  A good choice, I think, for this tunic.  Plus, it doesn't wrinkle, which is a plus!

The bib is a great opportunity for embellishment. I am pintucking, using a pintuck foot and double needle.  I chalk-marked straight lines the length of the fabric, every  1/2".

I was happy the pintucking worked on this fabric, without puckers.  Once this piece was finished, I ironed it, and it looks good.  So far.  More as I progress.

18 Talk to me:

Lori said...

Great idea with the pintucking, can't wait to see the finished tunic.

Michelle said...

The pintucking will be such a nice touch. Great pattern, I can't wait to see the finished shirt!

becki-c said...

Your pintucking looks great, I can't wait to see it finished.

Toocutedobs said...

Nice work! Great color too.

Sue said...

Lovely, Gwen.

Julia said...

Again, you are embellishing your garment in such a beautiful way. I love pintucks. I have a pintuck foot, too, and wouldn't take anything for it! This is going to be a great top!

Leslie V said...

Looks great!! How do you thread the twin needle? I can see one thread going down but I don't see how the needles are threaded.

Sheila said...

Before I started sewing I used to call pintucks... baby pleats...lol. I recently purchased a pintuck foot and you have inspired me to try it.

Kathy said...

love the pintucking!! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

I think that is the same fabric I bought at Jo's for that price - it was called spring suiting too. It the blue one I made early spring this year. Nice fabric to work with.

a little sewing on the side said...

How very appealing! I look forward to seeing the next step.

Cennetta said...

Two great picks. I really like 1107 and the pintucks are perfect.
C

Sister said...

Beautiful work! I read about the pintucking foot in a Threads magazine - it sounded very cool.

Kyle said...

I've never heard of a pintuck foot--thanks for introducing me to a new term, and yet another way twin needles can be used (as you know, I loves me a twin needle!!!)

Elaray said...

The pintucks will be a great addition. I'm beginning to like Hot Patterns more and more. I'm going to have to buy one or two very soon.

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

That detail is going to look very RTW! Fabulous!

Bunny said...

The pintucking is beautiful. It's not easy getting those tiny tucks without puckers, particularly on a poly. This will be so pretty.

Eugenia said...

Lovely patterns and I am so impressed with your beautiful pintucking - your shirt is going to be fabulous.

Kristine said...

Man, you are so good! That's a great idea, and looks like its coming along beautifully. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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