Sunday, July 11, 2010

S3786

Here's my finished Simplicity tunic.


I love this pattern!  I first saw it on Gigi's blog.    Mine is made from rayon, very soft and drapey.  It's comfortable and easy to wear.   There are small tucks on either side of center front, from the Mandarin collar to just under the bust.  Note to those who don't want the "preggy" look-this top does not do that.  There is minimal fullness over the tummy from the released tucks--not gobs of gathered fabric like some patterns.  It is good.  Whether it works for large-busted gals, I don't know. 

I made a couple of changes to the pattern.  I re-shaped the Mandarin collar at the CF to make it easier to set in.   I made a 3/4 length sleeve, gathered at the hem and cuffed.  (There's a really cute version with a full lower sleeve that I will make next time).  The reviews indicated the sleeve is snug, which it was on me, so I made a bicep alteration, but that's usual for me.  The back is supposed to have a little gathered casing like this.


But, I don't need fabric to be gathered over my butt, so I omitted that and instead, made a couple of vertical darts.  I will make this again, and yet again, especially for fall/winter.  It's a winner!

Another happy thing happened to me this weekend.  While DH and I were out and about, he dropped me at Barnes and Noble while he went in search of whatever at the hardware.  When he came into the bookstore to get me, he found me fondling the Nook. 



 He insisted on getting it for me, and I didn't want to hurt his feelings by turning it down!  So, I walked out of the store with her and of course, a pink case to clothe her!  We have already become good friends.  The first novel I have downloaded is AVintageAffair by Isabel Wolff.  Appropriate, I thought!   It's chocked full of wonderful Couture designer names, and I am loving the story.

As for a name for my e-reader--I can't think of but one.  Ahem, all I can say is --I got a little Nookie!  Ha!

28 Talk to me:

Bunny said...

Too funny! Your blouse looks great. I am not crazy about the back gathers either. They just look "immature" to me. I am sure your darts are much more flattering.

Linda said...

HA! HA!, love it. I have the Sony Reader, DH gave it to me for Christmas. I love it. I will have to check out the book you posted.

Love the tunic top, very flattering.

angie.a said...

Ooh, very pretty! And my girl would be so jealous of your Nook! She really wanted one for her birthday, but I couldn't justify the price just yet. I'm hoping there are a bunch of sales come Christmas time!

becki-c said...

Very pretty! I love the print!
My dh has an E-book, it was the best money I could have spent!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great color with your hair.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your blouse looks wonderful on you and it's nice to see it doesn't have the pregnant look. I've given my daughter a couple tops I bought because I couldn't get past that look....she's pregnant so it's not an issue.

Nice gift too....lucky lady ;)

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Oooh this is really nice! It looks nice and breazy for summer. (PS - your hair color is great!)

Victoria said...

You look great in that pretty tunic!!! I love your choice of fabric. Congrats on your new "Nook"!

Linda T said...

Love the easy breezy tunic on you. The color is wonderful! and what a fun gift from your hubby :>

Lori said...

Pretty blouse and enjoy your Nook.

Faye Lewis said...

Love your new top!

Lina said...

Perfect blouse!I love green color,it was my favorite when I was redhead.

Julia said...

Love your top. It is such a pretty color and looks comfy too. Oh I'd love to have the Nookie!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That's a great tunic--it looks like it has enough ease to be comfortable and cool, but isn't overwhelming.

Rose said...

You look great in this beautiful tunic! Enjoy little Nookie!!

Carol said...

I've been thinking about one of those readers! I love your top. It's the perfect garment for my climate in summer.

于倫 said...

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Kathy said...

oooo, enjoy your Nookie!! How fun...That book does sound interesting.

I love that top on you. I agree with the "prego" look.....I always take out the extra gathers too. I don't need the added extra on my shape! I will definitely check that pattern out.

j.kaori said...

Tunics are great! Have fun with your Nookie!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Love the color and the fit, especially with your hair. Did I tell you I loved your hair color!

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vernonfashionstudio said...

Love the blouse! It looks great on you!

Thanks for the heads up on the book. I have a hard time finding time to read but I will get this book and save it.

I have debated getting a Nook or something like it but haven't made the plunge yet.

Linda T

Kat said...

Love the tunic!

魏江伶魏江伶 said...

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Kathi said...

Okay, I cannot remember what you were sewing now -- you totally lost me with the nookie!!!!!! TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the good chuckle this morning!!!!!!!!!

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Sister said...

Well you've taught us all a lesson about not turning down Nookie or it'll hurt your husband's feelings! You're bad! The top looks great on you, by the way.

Sheila said...

Lovely tunic and can imagine how comfortable it is in that lovely rayon fabric. E-books are a joy to have and I have the Sony Reader.

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