Thursday, September 23, 2010

Patricia Tunic - Completed

The only change I made was to shorten the neckline depth to 3".  The tunic has vents on the side which are not obvious in this picture.  I may try a 3/4 sleeve the next time if I have enough fabric.  Very happy with the results and can't wait to make another.  This design is similar to the Summer Blouse pattern by Heather Ross except Heather used darts and Carla Crim used princess seams for the front bodice.

Inspired by the success of the tunic I am eying a new sewing pattern Bowling Shirt.  This would be for the little boys around me (no their not my boys).  The Kai Shirt pattern (boy's shirt) by Heather leaves a lot to be desired.  Comparing the instructions by Carla and that from Heather's book Weekend Sewing, Carla's instructions by far are amazingly more detailed. Wish I discovered Carla's design earlier, could have saved me a lot of grief!  I really recommend patterns written by Carla.  Very beginner(which I am) friendly indeed.
I have also completed hand quilting this Nine-Patch Doll Quilt (freebie) by Kathleen Tracy. What's left is the binding.  Hand quilting with the Tuscany batting is really a pleasant experience.


  1. I love popping in to see the variety of projects that you make. The tunic looks lovely and I really like the colour you have chosen.

  2. Anonymous8:59 am

    Fast work, they both look good.