I used the Liberty Lawn fabric I bought nearly 3 years ago from Fabric Galore at the Festival of Quilts. Most of the seams are French seams (a wee aside: did you know that the French call French seams English seams? Quelle bizarre!). Anyway, I know I need to provide a "wearing the thing" shot but before I do I need to tell you that Laughing Boy doesn't do cameras or photos. We have hardly any photos of us - when the wee man was born, it was a quick camera phone jobbie and that was pushing my luck. So when I asked him to take a photo of me wearing my tunic, there was a lot of persuasion and very little effort. I was hoping for something a la Mary's lovely fashion shoot. At least this one is in focus:
|it was meant to be the test shot!|
When I first showed this tunic to my beloved, he mentioned that it looked like I was wearing my mum's curtains! What this meant, apparently, was that it's too long and would work better shorter. It's not hemmed yet so I'll have a think about it. I changed the pattern slightly so that instead of two pleats at the front, I added a bigger one in the middle, as I though it might look less boxy. The finished top is ok although I can't say I'm in love with it. It's a little roomy and I'm not sure the neckline suits me that much (it's a bit high I think). As you might remember, I was planning on using my lovely AMH linen feathers to make one of these but I have totally changed my mind now that I've seen the finished top. I'm now thinking about a washi dress having seen Laura Jane's beauty in the same fabric. But I'm still not sure as I don't do no sleeves (hence my gargantuan cardigan
Again, avoiding what needs to be done, I finally ordered the last piece of fabric I needed to make my nephew a bean bag for his birthday (thanks Justine for the speedy service). To be fair, his birthday was back in May so I guess this was a need to do thing....
|another "it needs a good iron" shot!|
Now, I need to focus on my FQR stuff ...oh look a sunbeam......