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"Not so" Good Time Tunic

Added Jul 2, 2010

by 9crafty11

Brisbane, Australia






First must say I just lurve this fabric..like everyone says, this fabric feels like butter. Anna Maria Horners voile is so easy to sew with, doesn’t fray badly & doesn’t wrinkle badly at all. Great for clothing!
Unfortunately I can’t say I really liked the instructions for Metropolitan Good Time Tunic , though I do really like the style.
I had trouble with the way they wanted the yoke to be sewn, & I thought the description to add the placket was very vague. What could’ve been a quick sew, worked out to be alot of unpicking until I just did my own thing.
Modification: I didn’t add the tie; shortened the length quite a bit on body of tunic, & kept the lenghth long on sleeve. Decided to split the side seam on hem for ease of moving & sitting.

I better add, that this top nearly made me cry, as doing the yoke about 5 times made me so frustrated & then when I was slashing the front for the placket, I didn’t realise I cut the back yoke as well (sob). I didn’t cry then, but I sure did swear. I just walked away, & came back to check out how to fix it. I wasn’t going to let this simple outfit get the better of me! Idecided to sew a strip of fabric centred over slash on inside & out to reinforce & keep the slash from expanding.
The tunic is still wearable.




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    Jul 4, 2010, 10.28 AMby mad4fabric

    Love both fabric and pattern. it’s comforting to hear i’m not the only who goes through such grief with sewing. sometimes i nearly cry, but isn’t it a great feeling when you FINALLY get the better of it and accomplish such a pleasing final outcome!

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    Jul 2, 2010, 10.55 AMby nessys

    Darl – it sure is comforting to know I am not the only one who struggles with these kinds of “not so good times”. In my project “Lolly Shop Kristen” I was feeling really tired and unwell, and was trimming the side seam and cut into the dress fabric :((( !!! In all my years of sewing I had NEVER done something as stupid as that and boy, did I kick myself. I ended up replacing a whole panel of the skirt!!!

    The lesson here is – persevere. And you did! And it looks fab!! Good on you. I will have to check out that pattern you used . . . !!!

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