Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sew Liberated Schoolhouse tunic

Cool cover up for summer.

Given the week long heatwave we have had already in November, I think that we are in for a loooooong, hot summer. I really dislike sunscreen...oily, greasy stuff...but a necessary evil.
But I am aiming to make a few cool cover up tops for summer so that I can sneak out without having to run heaps of greasy stuff on me for a 10 minute walk.

Pattern- Sew Liberated Schoolhouse tunic

Fabric- Vintage cotton from stash (I really adore this fabric)

I made the length halfway between tunic and dress length as I don't like short shirts. I don't like 3/4 length sleeves but dopey-dick that I am, I just cut them out while in la-la land. I can roll them up a bit or put up with them but will adjust the length next time. I think that the bodice size is OK but feel that it could be more fitted lower down so may run it in a bit as it feels a bit balloony at the moment. I was expecting a more tapered look.

Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009

Little Boozle 2009

I will make this again but will adjust the fitting.


Vic said...

...don't look so enthusiastic darling...!!!!

I think it looks fab... I really do!

Harooney said...

That looks really nice on you, the colours suit you. Just flowy, not balloony and the sleeve length looks nice too. Good for sun protection.

zofia said...

Nice job Tas. I think it looks great on you!

willywagtail said...

It looks great. You could easily cut the sleeves to a shorter length. All it takes is one chop! Cherrie

Peta said...

I love this pattern, it's another one on the must buy list. I think yours looks fantastic.