Friday, April 03, 2009

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You didn't think I'd leave you hanging about my swirly yellow tunic thing-y from yesterday's post, did you?
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Straight from the pages of Burda World of Fashion, the March edition, it's 03-2009-103. As promised, it was relatively easy to sew, and I do like the "ring-shaped shoulder yoke." However, I have absolutely no clue how you'd adjust the fit of that lovely shoulder yoke if needed. Maybe slash right through the center front and center back of the yoke and add/subtract?
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Luckily, I didn't have to resort to such measures, although I probably should have attempted some sort of swayback adjustment to the back. Ahem.
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This fabric is a mystery synthetic knit from the thrift store. The solid yellow lining for the yoke and the armholes is part of a cotton jersey sheet. Contrary to the instructions, I sewed the armholes with a binding strip folded in half and sewn to the inside, then flipped up, instead of traditionally binding it. I also hand sewed the lining with slip stitches.

This pattern was so nice, I sewed it twice. Version 2, featuring solid blue interlock, coming soon.

In doggie news, one Mr. Alex ran himself into a tree while chasing a squirrel this week. Fortunately, the only damage was a small scrape under his eye. . . and his pride.
you should see the squirrel


Carolanne said...

I agree, altering that neckline does pose a challenge! It looks great on you... Poor Alex! He just has the sweetest little face!
Have a great weekend...

up and down town said...

yellow and grey - a truly perfect color combination!
love how you're wearing this.