The long awaited tunic try-on has arrived! Those of you who have been following the transformation of Vogue 8090 from baggy jacket to fitted tunic deserve a look at the reveal. Here is what it looks like on a hanger:
How about a close-up of some of the edges that don’t get a facing: First I sprayed/
drenched the serged bias back panel edge with spray starch and folded it on itself twice to make a narrow hem. Using linen allows me to make the inside the actual outside now that it looks like a small binding on the sleeve hems and back panels.
For the shoulder seams I used a cotton fusible interfacing that comes on a roll:
We pinned out 1/2 inch on the side seams and added her usual shoulder pads and it looks like it is ready for the real machine stitching, loads of top stitching and facings. She admits that this pattern is not her best look but after all the adding of horizontal wedges and neck darts it comes pretty close to fitting and flattering after the initial muslin. Soon I will share the finished garment photos and she can wear it with pride and lots of things already in her wardrobe with that cool button.
I had to share a gift I received from a bride this week after spending 7 hours remaking her dress. The message on the box was so nice even before opening the lid: and what was under this?
It really says the client appreciated all the hard work and thought that went into this gown and it’s two 5 point bustles…maybe you will remember when I opened up every seam of the “perfect size 10” gown
Stay cool this week now that summer is truly here!