Thursday, August 13, 2015

Linen Love...and More...

The majority of my sewing life has been spent sewing articles of clothing.  Yet, I still receive a huge amount of satisfaction when something I've made turns out to be exactly how I envisioned it on the person it was made for.  Ya know?

I saw a pattern for a tunic top over at Purl Soho and knew it would be a perfect top for my friend, Kim.  She agreed.  It was quick and easy, and I love top-stitching, so it was a fun sewing experience for me.

One yard of handkerchief linen in the color driftwood (purchased here).  
Free pattern at Purl Soho found here.
Ivory cotton thread.

I have only worked with the medium weight linens, so working with this lighter weight linen was a new experience for me.  A very pleasant one, as it was a dream to work with!

The tunic top fits Kim perfectly!

photobombed by Tahoe!

I have a few ideas for some modifications...we shall see how they work out when next I make one of these. Though the measurements are given for only 5 sizes, it would be super easy to adjust them to make any size needed.

This is one of the two projects I mentioned in my previous post that needed to be done.  The other project is finished, but I am waiting for it to be delivered before I show it.  

I actually made a few small things this week.  Sometimes, simple straight sewing is just what I need to be doing.  A lot of that going on around here, lately.  But, that's okay.

Here are a few more zippy pouches and kleenex cozies (I know...not too exciting!)
I made these ~5x6, so a cell phone could easily fit into them.


Tag continues to hold his own.  Nothing new.

Have a good day!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


WoolenSails said...

I really love how the tunic came out and the way you gathered the sleeves.
I do have some old linen, not sure where it came from, but might be fun trying some simple tops with it.
Good to see tag doing well, he seems happy just being and that is good.


Farm Girl said...

It looks like a very nice tunic. You do such nice work and I love the pouches. Tag looks good.
Have a lovely weekend.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful tunic! Looks nice and cool and comfortable!