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Monday, September 29, 2014

A bit of sewing for myself (for a change!)

I've been doing some sewing again, this time for myself!  Call me selfish, but Spring is springing all around us here so it's time to starting thinking Summer clothes.
These tops/tunics are all from the same pattern, Burda 8220, which is SO easy and adaptable.  (I made the necklaces too - another one of my crafty passions).

I love this reversible soft gingham, although getting the checks to line up for sewing was a bit of a challenge!  I made a scarf from the left overs (which I'm wearing in my new profile photo).
This is a linen fabric with a built-in crease (saves ironing!).
The pattern was not meant for stretch fabric but it worked out well (although the pic doesn't look so good).  I cut the lower half in a 'balloon' style and it works really well as a tunic with a longsleeved Tshirt or turtle neck sweater underneath.  (I have a T in a mustard color which looks great with it.)
This is also a linen.  It will be great with white linen pants or leggings.

This is definitely a versatile and very useful pattern.


  1. You have been a busy bee Tilly. It looks like you are all kitted for the summer. hugs, Ursula

  2. Love these tops. Did you buy the pattern in NZ?
    Dianne, New Plymouth, NZ