I've started sewing again in the last week or so and once I can motivate myself and have planned the fabrics to use, I find it is a great escape.
The tunic is from the current Ottobre 4/2009 and it is very pretty. The hardest part to sew was the curve in the yoke. It is a complicated pattern with the zip and the tucks but the effort is really worth it. The fabric is a velvet from Holland Fabric House, the cord is from de Stoffen Stunter and the cotton trim is a Heather Ross fabric. The colours are a bit mad -Ha! reflect the head! I bought the buttons in Hickeys as a treat for my daughter who loves rabbits
The skirt is from a Japanese pattern book (middle in picture ISBN978452904526 pattern 's',
and is simple to make, even the neat little pleats in the back which I changed to include some of the tunic fabric. The hardest was getting the flowers and butterflies in the right place as they were already on the cord material.
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