April 5, 2009


Welcome spring!
Welcome a white tunic!
Ah bueno!

I am so going to make about a dozen more of these!

The pattern is Simplicity 5197 - I think it may be discontinued which is shame because it is great fitting, easy to make, with loads of style/design options!

The fabric is 100% linen with a great island feel - pineapples and organic design motif. I actually had used the fabric as curtains for a while - just call me Scarlet!The yoke is made with a facing. The next one I make I will likely make a contrasting yoke so I suppose I will just "flip" the facing to the outside..
Loads of sleeve options!

Hooray! Somethin' for me!


Kerry said...

Love the fabric and the style. I think it looks better than the pattern company photo.

Julia said...

I love that tunic. It looks so comfortable. I am getting very frustrated trying to buy ready made clothing. I've got to start sewing for ME!

Daisy said...

I have this pattern, but never got around to making it. Now I will!

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

Very cute! I love the tone-on-tone print of the fabric.

Leslie in Austin said...

Such a cute tunic! Where did you find that great fabric?!?

Laura Lee said...

I wish I could remember where I got the fabric! As I mentioned the fabric led a previous life as a pair of curtains so I purchased the cut years ago! Most likely I picked it up at G-Street Fabric sale! I love it though and am much happier wearing it than looking at it hanging in my window!!! Thanks for all your kind words!