Saturday, March 24, 2012

Schoolhouse Tunic

Last week I was browsing the internet and found a link to the Spring Top Sew Along over at Made By Rae. (Go vote for my top)...






 
I had recently purchased this Schoolhouse Tunic pattern from Sew Liberated with the idea of finally using my Amy Butler Fern Passion Lily fabric I have had stashed away. But, when the pattern arrived I realized I didn't have enough yardage so...luckily I had been to the thrift store recently and picked up this yellow lattice type fabric. I don't know exactly what it is but it is light and had a nice drape and in my favorite color for spring- yellow. So, seeing as how I had about 2.5 yards and it cost me 3 bucks, I figured even if I totally messed it up I wouldn't be out much. 








I ended up being really happy with it overall. The front has two small pleats and the back has one large pleat in the center.
Overall, it is comfortable and light, perfect for a warm spring day. It is a little tight across the bodice so I think on my next one I will add a bit more room. I've begun cutting it out in the Amy Butler fabric I originally intended to use. I am having to be a little creative and will have to add a center back seam and possibly make the sleeves shorter but hopefully it will turn out. As for the pattern, I would highly recommend it. While it is a bit pricey (I usually don't pay more than a dollar or two for a pattern) it does come together easily. This was a big splurge for me so I plan on making a few more and varying it up a bit each time. The whole top took about an hour to sew together. So, head on over to the Sew Along and check out all the cute creations! 


Shannon

13 comments:

  1. Love this shirt & the color! Looks great! Found your blog through the iheartnaptime party! I am your newest follower! I would LOVE to have you share this over at my link party still going on or the new one starting on wednesday! Hope to see you there and maybe become a new follower!
    www.pincushioncreations.com

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  2. This is really cute! You did a great job! This might be just the project to break in my new dress form. Thanks :)

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    1. Thanks Tammy- if you end up making one, I'd love to see a pic! I would highly recommend the pattern :)

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  3. I love it, and i think the fabric is perfect! I love Meg's patterns, but I am totally with you on only paying a dollar or two for patterns, which is why I haven't made this one yet. lol But this would be a perfect swimsuit cover up too...just wanted to throw my two sense in...I've been itching for the beach lately...lol! Thanks for linking to Sew Crafty Saturday! Off to vote for you now!

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  4. I can't find you top in the pool... :(

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    1. SO strange- I went in the pool without signing in and you're right it wasn't there...and then I signed in and it appeared in the group along with several more pages of tops...I wish I knew how all of this stuff worked better. Like how I can reply to your comment on my Mac but I couldn't on my other machine...(see below) Thanks for your support and for the kind comments :)

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  5. @ April- My comments section is not letting me reply directly on comments for some reason. Anyway, thanks for going over and checking out the shirt. I am not sure why it isn't showing up. I just double checked and it showed up for me but I had to click the see more button to have all the pages pop up...hopefully it shows up :)

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  6. GREAT TOP! Looks so cute and love the fabric.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for following along :)

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  7. You did a fantastic job! I found this on Pinterest so apparently I am not the only one to think so! I have looked at that pattern more than once and the price tag has scared me a bit too. Thanks for the critique...I am now going to try it! I am your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by sometime and follow back! http://www.nstitchesdesigns.blogspot.com

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  8. What a good find on that fabric! So cute!

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