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.
I'm 60+years old (don't know how I got here)! I live on an island with my husband. I have a daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandsons, who are the light of my life.
My grandmother put a needle in my hand when I was 3 years old. I haven't put it down since.