Thursday, August 12, 2010

HP Deneuve Tunic --The End

This tunic is a done deal.  I love it.  Totally.

I made a few simple changes to the pattern.  I did shorten it to my liking.  We all have our preference for lengths.  The yoke is pin tucked.   Here is where there's opportunity for a lot of embellishment ideas.    Gig's has Heirloom techniques.  Beautiful!

The pattern has a hidden placket front for buttons.  On the neckband, instead of making a buttonhole, I made covered snaps and sewed a covered button on top.


The sleeves are supposed have french cuffs, with buttonholes also.  But again, I simply turned the cuff into position, and sewed on covered buttons. 


The pattern has a hemline, curved up at the sides.  Instead, I made 1" side seams,, straightened the hem, and made a slit.

I used  Hong Kong finished seams and bound armholes.  And here is the finish line.


I will make this again.    It's a casual, comfortable garment for fall/winter.  Oops--sorry!

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Shannon said...

Wow! What a beautifully made tunic and the attention to detail is wonderful!!

Michelle said...

Oh, wow! I love it!! The pin tucks are a fantastic detail, and your finishing is flawless. I am sure you will get a lot of wear out of this!

Rosie said...

I love the color of your tunic. Fantastic finish!

Rebecca said...

Your tunic looks nice on you. That orange is a great color!

Myra said...

That's what I love - you both used the same pattern with wonderful results and totally different. Love that orange on you.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love all your little touches and the color is fantastic!

KID, MD said...

It looks great and the color is perfect for you. The pintucks are a lovely detail.

The Sewing Loft said...

Beautiful tunic! I especially like the pintucks and the sleeve cuff you created. Nice job!

Barb

Trudy Callan said...

You do such beautiful work.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Teddylyn said...

Beautiful garment! Your details and finishes are fabulous!

Lori said...

Very pretty, what wonderful details.

Lisette M said...

Beautiful color and all your workmanship is impeccable.

Toocutedobs said...

Fabulous I love it and I love the color. Your workmanship is outstanding!

Uta said...

Gorgeous! I love the color, the pintucks, the covered buttons, all of it!

Tanya said...

I love it too, the pintucks look perfect, great job and with this heat I won't complain that you mentioned winter, kinda looking forward to it myself.

Cennetta said...

Outstanding! The color, pintucks, every detail.

becki-c said...

the details are so professional. The snaps are the perfect finish, and the pintucks are impeccable.

Sharon said...

Your pintucks are gorgeous and the way you have changed the patternt to suit you is why we sew. Love the colour and it will be a fun tunic to wear.

Faye Lewis said...

That is cute!, and so professional looking too.

Linda T said...

I.LOVE.IT.

Sister said...

Such professional work - beautiful job and it looks great!

Bunny said...

Wonderful top and what beautiful work!

Eugenia said...

This is such a beautiful top and your work is impeccable!

Karin said...

It looks great! Orange is one of my favourite colours to wear. It's more flattering that you expect.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful! I love all of the special touches you added

Kyle said...

Covered snaps? Yet another new thing you've introduced me to!

I love this "closes with a snap but has a fakeout button" trend.

Your pintucking is perfection!!

王辛江淑萍康 said...

當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。..................................................

vernonfashionstudio said...

Love it Gwen! It looks great on you!

Linda T

j.kaori said...

Beautiful! Love the details you chose for this.

Clio said...

What beautiful details! Those pin tucks are to die for!

Angela said...

OH my goodness... this is gorgeous!!

kbenco said...

Wonderful tunic. Now I want to make pintucks, on a bib front. It looks terrific.

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