End of Summer Sewing: Poppy Tunic

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It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down.  Here in our neck of the woods the weather has been really  hot,  just in time for the kids to go back to school.  It has been quite busy around here, although not a lot of it has involved sewing for me.  Early this summer my hubby and I purchased our retirement home.  So I have done precious little sewing.  I have spent my summer getting one house ready to sell and another ready to move into.  Time for a break!

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The Poppy Tunic by Make It Perfect has been on my need to sew list since I first acquired it.  This is designed for a woven, but true to myself, I used a soft knit for the body and used a contrasting woven linen like fabric for the yoke.  I have been hoarding this Girl Charlee knit for just the right sew.  I choose wisely.   My measurements put me perfectly in a small.  I feel it is a little big, which  may be because I used knit for the body. I love the way the knit flows and will likely make it again, this time sizing down one.   There are directions for making your own bias tape,  which are well done.  I left the band off of the bottom because I wanted the top to be more free flowing.

The front has a small V in the center.  Applying bias to this V made it more rounded and I got some bunching at the apex.  There are instructions on getting this piece to be more V-like, but I decided to keep the rounded look.  I may decide to go back and straighten it out, but I am not sure at this point.  Do you think it looks sloppy?  poppy tunic neckline

I love the yoke.  It is constructed and then simply sewn to the body of the top.  The bias trim can also be extended to include ties.  I am not a big tie person, so I left those off. poppy tunic backIf you are looking for a quick sew and something new for the end of summer be sure to look at the Poppy Tunic.

I needed a late summer pick me up and this did the trick.  How do you feel about adding items to your wardrobe late in the season?  No go? Working on the next season?  Moms do you have all of your back to school sewing finished?


Happy Sewing, Donna


Fabric:  Print:   Girl Charlee knit lycra.  Solid:  stash

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  • Pam @Threading My Way August 18, 2015, 9:57 pm

    Oh, I often sew at the end of the season. Matter of fact, I’ve just bought some stretch fabric to make long sleeved tops and we’re nearing the end of Winter. Perfect fabrics you’ve used for a Summer top, Donna – the floral looks so good against white and can’t go past ice blue for a cool colour.

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