Saturday, July 19, 2008

Popular Fabric

Debbie spoke about this fabric on her blog post today, it is a popular one. You can see creations at Cidell's blog Gigi's blog and Erica bought the fabric. Oh, one more Summerset made a top and tankini.

Well, I used Simplicity 2850 and was going to make the dress. I had it partially constructed but the black band was hitting at my thighs, not a good spot. I would walk by my dress form and contemplate my options. I really liked the rest of the fabric placement and decided a tunic would be better. I did had 1/2" to the side seams for a bit looser top. Simplicity 2850 is a close fitting top.

Here is the neckline:



Side seams are looking good.


Sleeve bands:



Front view

Back view:


I am very happy I made it this length, I will wear it more and that is the important thing. My dress code at work is jeans and cute tops.

Yesterday afternoon I made Tabitha Tote for a sample. I am planning to teach this as a class for my friend's quilt shop. I will make a few changes but it is a nice size and shape bag. I am loving the zebra quilting cotton:


Side View:



Off to do something, my heart is heavy today, need to occupy my mind.

18 comments:

  1. "My heart is heavy today." Lori, that doesn't sound good....

    This tunic is fabulous. No one can go wrong with this fabric, it seems.

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  2. Hope things are okay for you and your family!!!

    That top is fantastic. You really can't go wrong with that fabric!

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  3. Love, LOVE those sleeves. I'm really love how this print gives so many placement options.

    Hope everything is OK, or will be soon.

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  4. Your new top is gorgeous! I can see why the fabric is so popular. The new bag is too cute. Hope you're doing ok.

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  5. Great top, that fabric really is hot among the bloggers.

    Hope sewing made you feel better for a while and certainly hope you'll be OK very soon.

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  6. The top is gorgeous! The best part about this beautiful fabric & it's multiple appearances on blogs...everyone lives far away from each other! :D

    I hope you're feeling more yourself very soon!

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  7. Oh, I hope everything is ok!?

    Love your top. It is such great fabric. And the bag is too cute.

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  8. Gorgeous tunic, it's fascinating seeing what everyone is doing with this fabric, every piece is unique. Cute bag too.
    Take care.

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  9. the top is amazing. the design placement is perfect. love the bag too.

    hope your weekend improves. :)

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  10. There's something about black and white together that is always elegant.

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  11. I love seeing the way different sewers have used the green print fabric. Everyone's creations are great!

    I hope whatever has burdened your heart goes away soon.

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  12. Hi Lori...gorgeous sewing, as always.

    Psst...stop by my blog to pick up an award---> ~Off The Cuff Style~

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  13. Daisy7:57 PM

    That green fabric is a great one to inspire different wonderful looks. Your blouse is great! Love the purse too. Be well.

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  14. Both the purse and the top are just divine. Definitely a good idea to make it into a tunic if that will be more wearable to you.

    Hope everything is alright.

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  15. Whatever is upsetting you, I hope it goes away soon...

    The tunic looks gorgeous (very clever to change the lenght!)!

    The tote is magnificent! Well done!

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  16. Love that bag. I may have to pick up that pattern. Hope things have smoothed out and lightened your heart!

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  17. Great looking tunic. And that tote is oh so cute. Love it!

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  18. The blouse and bag are beautiful. I'm sending good thoughts to you as well.

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