Well hello, how is your week going, I'm loving the sunshine, taking every opportunity to pop outside to enjoy a cup of tea and a play with Rowan in my back garden. I hope the weather over in your hood is being kind to you.
Today I actually talked myself into taking some pics of me wearing the tunics I made using the
'School House Tunic' pattern, here. I rated the pattern easy with very clear instructions to follow.
The only element I changed, is the deep open neck line, I added a panel, so I don't have to wear a singlet top under the tunic. I'm not one for clothes fitting snug on my body, I like to feel comfortable with loose style clothing, especially the days I have Rowan, all that bending, sitting and crawling around on the floor. Man I just want to be dressed
for success, ah! I mean for playing around. So here is me and Rowan in my dining room, you can see I have had blogging business to do as Rowan is still running around in his baggy underwear mid dress!
This is the dress version I made to wear with tights and boots. Rowan wearing a baggy Bonds onsie, loves straws, we keep a box of them in the bottom drawer and he happily takes them out one at a time and does what ever he does with them.
This is the long top version looks great with tight jeans.....I had to do a quick change. Luckily Rowan was still content playing the straw game whilst I continued trying to get flattering shots of myself.
.......and this is one I prepared earlier (Instagram version), not ironed.
I don't really know how I looked in the tunic to be perfectly honest, as nobody in my family is ever really going to tell me the truth about looking fat in an outfit! Though I wish for once somebody would say to me "Oh you look really thin in that" and that would be nice.
Tunics are easy to wear and can be styled for different looks. The bodice is quite structured which gives you a nice bust profile, the two tucks from the bodice fall nicely to cover any little naughty snacks you've been tucking away. If you are thinking of making yourself a tunic I recommend you give this pattern a try and hey, if you get stuck you can always bundle it up in a post bag and send it on over to me and I'll finish it for you.
I can't get enough of these beautifully illustrated Japanese pattern books, this one I recently purchased for a girl friend who I am helping to navigate around the sewing machine, she loved it, and her wardrobe is expanding by the week. If you are a coffee table book lover like me I am now a member of Fishpond and online book, toy and music store with extremely good prices and FREE delivery!