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Monday, March 18, 2013

A Paisley Tunic and the Number IX


I was thinking "summer" when I traced this tunic pattern. Spring will be here officially in a few days, you know.

But after more thought, I made a coordinating long-sleeve shirt, so Sara'd be able to wear it now. We did get a blizzard last night, after all.



The rib-knit fabric isn't ideal for this pattern - something drapy-er would be better considering all the gathering, but I wanted to use the fabric and it worked better than I expected.

Both the neckline and hem have casing-enclosed elastic, and the skirt is gathered to the empire bodice with clear elastic. You can see the hem is lower in back than in front.

Sara's at the very beginning of this size range (I made size 140 and she's 135 cm tall), so the tunic is probably meant to be a little shorter.




I managed to get the denim leggings out of just barely a yard of really lightweight stretch denim. Phew! A while back, I made myself denim leggings out of the same piece of fabric, so I knew it'd work well for the purpose. She was skeptical, but I think she'll grow to like them.


And the obligatory age shirt - I have a few more to catch up on. The neckline looks rough - but the raw finish is intended. I wrote about when I made the shirt previously.



Playing with camera perspective (this was Sara's idea - she's an eternal goofball under her quiet demeanor).




The patterns:
Flower Fields Tunic (Ottobre 1-2010-34)
Sorja Slim Fit T-shirt (Ottobre 1-2009-34)
Denim leggings (Ottobre 1-2009-32).

Frenchie Stripes T-shirt (Ottobre 1-2011-30) with a freezer paper stencil embellishment.

18 comments:

  1. Eternal goofball... love it! I still think those age t-shirts are genius!

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    1. Pretty soon you'll be making your own . . . you can start with the number "0"!

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  2. I love the blue of the Paisley print and that you manage to come up with so many variations on the age t-shirts! Wish I'd have thought of that idea (mine are teenagers now. I'm guessing they wouldn't wear one! :( )

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    1. I made an age t-shirt for my husband, ha. No, he doesn't really wear it.

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  3. I love the blue colour of that tunic!

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    1. I love the blue, too - and I have a weakness for paisley.

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  4. I think Sara's perspective is refreshing and very creative.
    The tunic is a great idea for wearing now and in the spring. Your age t-shirts are always wonderful to see.
    Nice work Mum.

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    1. Thanks - kids are so funny. It was fun to demonstrate to our kids some idea of how "perspective" was done in the Lord of the Rings movies.

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  5. 140...wow! She's growing up! I'm still tracing off 140s in shirts for K with just a lot of extra length.;) Love the denim leggings!

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    1. I can't believe 140, either. She spent almost no time in the previous size bracket. Although...she's only at 135cm, and still pulling a 128 in width.

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    2. She is shooting up, my nine year old is only a 128 and that already has him edging out his 11-year-old sister. I think every March I realize Sara's his age, the rest of the year I think she's older--must be her big sister vibe.

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    3. Yeah, I think standing next to the younger girls makes her look older. She's edging out her 12 yo brother. That's what happens when one's in the 60th percentile and the other is in the 3rd!

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  6. Very cute outfits, and the hobbit sized photo at the end would look extra terrific if she happened to be wearing her stunning hobbit costume.
    Hey, you made a t shirt too! They are such useful (but a little dull to sew) pieces of clothing, but at least yours has original details. I hang my head in shame ;).

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    1. Thanks! Now I wish I'd done a more creative photo shoot with the hobbit costumes.

      I don't get "excited" about sewing t-shirts; "satisfaction" is more the word.

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  7. Really pretty and practical outfit...the quiet ones are the ones to watch out for you know!!

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    1. Ha! Yes they are; you never know what they're thinking!
      And thanks! Practical is my motto.

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