dimanche 24 octobre 2010

Super sweet Japanese tunic

Hey there, how are you? Today I'd like to tell you about my MOST FAVOURITEST TOP EVER -can you feel a little hint of enthusiasm^^? I love everything about this tunic (design C3 from this book): there are 4 pieces + facings which makes a grand total of 6 mostly rectangle-shaped pieces to trace, the instructions for making the pleats and sewing the garment are crystal-clear and the facings match the top's neckline perfectly. I think the result looks surprisingly sophisticated when it is in fact easy enough to make for a complete beginner.





The only slight change I can advise you to make if you don't want your tunic to be too wide is to reduce the width of both front and back pleats by 2 cm. Another thing, it's roomy but the bust and shoulders part is fitted so choose your usual size (in this book mine is L for a 35" bust and rather large shoulders). The fabric is grey/light khaki chambray -also avoid any stiff fabric if you make this top, it wouldn't look good with these big sleeves- I bought another piece in classic blue for a vintage project, I hope I can show you it soon :) Have a nice weekend folks, see you!

26 commentaires:

  1. Cuuuuuuuuuuuute! I wish I was tall enough to wear tunics.

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  2. Thank you ladies! Nancy I'm only 5'5" and I wear a lot of tunics :) Plus if you sew them yourself you can alter the length so that it looks flattering on you!

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  3. So cute! I would've thought it had many more pieces and was much more complicated to make - good to know something that lovely could be simple to make.

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  4. I love this blouse! It's really adorable!

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  5. Oh my goodness this is soooooooooooo nice! You've done an amazing job with an amazing pattern xxx

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  6. That is super cute. I like the top of it, very nice!

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  7. The pleats in front is nicely worked and I like the toned down colour.

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  8. Thank you for your nice comments! Merci les filles^^ I repeat this top is instant gratification, the book it is taken from is full of other simple, beautiful treasures so if you want to start with Japanese sewing I strongly recommend this one :)

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  9. It's adorable, what a cute top! You'd think it's much more pieces and a lot more complicated to puzzle together. Very nice!

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  10. What a cute top!! I've been wanting to get that book... it has such cute patterns.

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  11. Wahou ! je découvre ton blog et tout est super chouette, bravo bravo, c'est vraiment chouette (bon, j'ai pas trop de vocabulaire ce soir...)

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  12. Ce top est vraiment superbe. Bravo, quelle belle réalisation.

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  13. Aw this is gorgeous! Just the right side of cute, I love it x

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  14. Chérie ce haut est trop beau =) .
    Je t'aime plus que tout <3

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  15. Merci encore pour vos commentaires! Bb je t'aime fort <3 <3

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  16. Beautiful top! I love the pleats. The fabric choice was great too!

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  17. I love this! I must get myself one of these books. I've seen so many lovely things made from them.

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  18. Ouhhhh Wow, this is gorgeous! Love it! :)

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  19. SUPER CUTE!!
    Love it!
    I have to get this book!
    Jessica

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