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Jennifer Tunic for Sew Along

Added Jul 14, 2008

by mrsbowles

Sacramento, Cali...






I have boxes of beautiful old linens in my basement, hidden from view and largely forgotten. When the Jennifer Sew Along started this amazing linen tablecloth with appliquéd and embroidered lanterns popped into my mind. Why not bring it out of the dark and let it see the world?
I wanted my Jennifer to have a more summery feel than it’s plaid counterpart so I cut the neck a little wider and deeper and made wide, floaty sleeves with no cuffs. I was going to add the pleats at the waist but ended up feeling there was enough going on with the lanterns and the hand pick-stitching which was on the original tablecloth. I just let it fall where it may.

Material Notes

Vintage linen tablecloth, vintage buttons





BurdaStyle pattern

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    Aug 3, 2008, 10.28 PMby cornsey

    Really beautiful. I love the subtle quirkiness of the fabric.

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    Jul 17, 2008, 07.55 AMby krysia

    just beautiful!

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    Jul 17, 2008, 07.55 AMby krysia

    just beautiful!

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    Jul 16, 2008, 12.11 PMby carottesauvage

    How amazing is that!

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    Jul 15, 2008, 07.36 PMby antigone

    This is so pretty! The embroidery is to die for!

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    Jul 15, 2008, 05.51 AMby miss-g

    What beautiful fabric. I love your modifications. What a good idea eliminating the front and back pleats.

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    Jul 15, 2008, 03.58 AMby nikkishell

    Very clever and very pretty!

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    Jul 15, 2008, 02.16 AMby lybu

    It’s lovely.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 09.03 PMby mrsbowles

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. I’m looking forward to seeing the other Jennifers from the Sew Along!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 05.58 PMby sunnyb64

    Brilliant use of the linens— I love the embroidery! And it suits the style of the tunic so well.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 03.54 PMby nenasew

    Beautiful. Love what you did.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 03.24 PMby naughtylittlepony

    That is amazing! I love the changes you’ve made and the way the red buttons pick out the colour in the embroidery. The neckline is lovely. You’re showing off this fabric in the best possible way.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 10.35 AMby emrichkh

    This turned out beautifully!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 10.06 AMby cathysews

    Brilliant used of embroidery / linens, looks great.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 09.06 AMby fabricaddict

    So pretty! the embroidery is beautiful

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    Jul 14, 2008, 08.42 AMby carlatv

    The emboidery is beautiful. Great way to use your linens.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 08.14 AMby nikkiclare68

    I love your shirt!! Just perfect.

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