Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back to School...

...with the Schoolhouse Tunic.

I figured I might as well sew this up.  I cut the pieces way back in June, before the boys were out of school.
It sat around and collected dust while I languished the summer away eating bonbons and laying in the sun carting my boys around to their various activities.


 I sewed it out of lightweight cotton and I made the extra small.
The pattern says to sew 5/8 " seams but next time I might go to 1/2" just to have a bit more ease.
 I have to say that I really am proud of this one.  
Of course, there are mistakes because I misread the pattern, but those will be fixed on the next one.
 I'm thinking a soft, lightweight denim or corduroy.
Add some tights, boots and a long scarf! 
Perfect autumn outfit!
 One modification that I made was to place only one pleat in the center of the skirt rather than have a bit more boxy look with two.
I saw this one and knew that it would work better with my body type.
 So now it's your turn!  Go, buy the pattern and get sewing!
If I can do it, you most certainly can!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really, really love this. Very chic looking! Great idea for fall~yep, I'll go buy and get started. Thanks for the inspiration.

MadMad said...

It's not letting me post a comment, but I'll try one more time, because that is VERY cute!

Holli said...

Congratulations, Jane! This is GORGEOUS - and looks like it is a custom fit for your body. Well done -- you SHOULD be proud!

*and I'm coveting your porch -- all that white is lovely!

house on hill road said...

it looks great, jane! i can see it in a light weight denim, too. in fact, i have a couple of yards just sitting in the sewing room....

Rose said...

Looks fantastic on you, but I don't think it would flatter me. Maybe I will dust off my sewing machine and make something, though...

Poshyarns said...

It's gorgeous, one of the nicest versions I have seen, you got the fit absolutely perfect.

kristina said...

It looks fabulous! I've actually had this pattern for over a year but haven't had the courage to try it. Now I really must give it a go! K x

Lori said...

LOVE it — i could see wearing one every day as my uniform. :D

Laurie said...

That's gorgeous! I've not yet graduated to clothes sewing, but that sure is tempting.

From All Stitched Up said...

Great! I'm looking for a new style. This might be it. I love your fabric. Very cute.

Andi said...

Could this tunic be any more fantastic? Well done you! It looks perfect on you.

Sandy said...

jane, it looks great on you..and i love the print you chose!
your banner is gorgeous too. :)

free range chick said...

Oh gosh Jane, what a beautiful job you did. You are so talented- I love the color and pattern on you- I am sure this will be a favorite.

a friend to knit with said...

jane!!!!
that is SO SUPER CUTE!!!!!!!!


oh... and hi!!! :)

stitching under oaks said...

this is wonderful..love the fabric and the length!