The Quest for Perfection, Simplicity 4149

18 Aug The Quest for Perfection, Simplicity 4149

“It’s a risky project with a lot of potential opportunities for disaster.”

Hubby has been watching way too much Project Runway.

“….. and you need to think about ¾ length sleeves.”

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Somehow, someway and someday I’m going to have the perfect tunic pattern. Encouraged by Julie Starr’s success, (who is also on the same quest), with Simplicity 4149, I decided to give it a try.

Here’s my muslin after I made my standard adjustments to shorten the bodice – far from perfect.


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The darts are too low and the back is enormous. The front is ok, but I wanted to reduce some of the ease.

Pinning out the ease and raising the darts was more time consuming than difficult.

I knew my perfect tunic would feature a contrasting placket. To do this I needed to sew the placket and neck band on the wrong side (inside) and flip it to the right side (outside) – opposite of what the directions state.  I also wanted contrasting sleeve bands.

IMG_0874I thought about a contrasting lower band, but was concerned it might take away from my 62” height.

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Here is my finished project sewn with Sis Boom’s Superfly fabric. I had just enough coordinating fabric left over from this project to get the contrasting pieces I wanted.

IMG_0893 I like it, but I’ve got some work to do to achieve the perfection I’m after.

The darts are better.

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The placket and neck band worked out,

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and the back fits.IMG_0927

But it’s not perfect!

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Next time around, I’ll lengthen the placket, make the bodice length one inch longer, consider a lower band, get rid of the ease in the sleeves and perhaps add an invisible side zipper.

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“What do you think, Sexy?”

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What do you think, Readers – any suggestions to achieve the perfect tunic I’m seeking? 😉

 

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118 Comments
  • Madeline
    Posted at 22:13h, 18 August Reply

    I am an OB/GYN who wants to be like you!!! I so love to see your post. I love to sew but I don’t seem to have the time. I live vicariously through you! Thank you. All your clothes fit you well and look wonderful!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:11h, 19 August Reply

      Oh my! You just think you want to be like me 😉 I didn’t have the time to sew for years until one day life changed…………. for better of worse I suddenly had time to sew. Thanks so much for your nice comment, Madeline!

  • jancrews
    Posted at 22:15h, 18 August Reply

    I think it’s calling out for a border print – cutting from the border for the placket and the sleeve trim, as well as cutting cross grain so the hem is on the border. But this version is really lovely!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:32h, 19 August Reply

      Good advice and I’ll keep a border print in mind 🙂 Many thanks for writing!
      PS…… My hubby takes most of my photos but I also use a tripod on occasions.

  • jancrews
    Posted at 22:17h, 18 August Reply

    I’d also like to know how you get such consistently great photos. Do you have someone helping you, or do you use a tripod and a timer? I got a remote for my new camera, but I keep forgetting to tuck the remote out of view when I click it! 🙂

  • Lauren
    Posted at 22:27h, 18 August Reply

    I like your tunic. The print on a short person is a bit much, but the fit is there. As always you look lovely.

    I found you need to relax with tunic patterns. It is not meant to be too tailored looking. It is meant to be loose, freeing and a little longer and less starchy looking. Perhaps you would have more success with lighter more airy fabric or pre wash and dry hard to release the starchiness of the cotton fabric. I like making them with voiles, crinkle cottons, light weight shirtings and even some light weight knits. Go with the flow.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:34h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you, Lauren. A lighter weight fabric would work much better though I did wash this fabric. Maybe I’ll try a silk or voile 🙂

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 22:38h, 18 August Reply

    I understand the quest for perfection but I have to tell you this tunic is looking mighty fine!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:35h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you, Carolyn! I hope to get there eventually 🙂

  • Shirley McCollough
    Posted at 22:49h, 18 August Reply

    Yes your alterations would help: longer placket, less volume in sleeves. I also think a sheer silk even light weight gauzy cotton fabric with some drape would work better. The one you used for this was a bit too stiff.

  • Carole
    Posted at 22:59h, 18 August Reply

    I agree with Lauren. I think the style would work in a more drapy or floaty fabric. Perhaps voile or cheesecloth. A too neat fit kind of cancels out the carefree nature of the tunic/smock. Garment style and suitable fabric choice are so important

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:38h, 19 August Reply

      Yes they are! I’ll try a lighter fabric next try – many thanks for writing, Carole 🙂

  • Carolina's Callin'
    Posted at 23:11h, 18 August Reply

    I like what you’ve done with this tunic – the fabric is loads of fun! Wonder what would happen if you lengthened it about 2-3″? Seems like that would look really good on you – and very like a ‘tunic’: relaxed and easy.

    Have you seen that KwikSew tunic that Margy did a couple weeks ago? I’m waiting for that pattern to arrive!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:43h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you, Cheryl! I agree that mine needs some additional length. I do like Margy’s tunic would love to see yours! Good luck 🙂

  • Connie
    Posted at 23:16h, 18 August Reply

    It’s beautiful. I like it just the way it is.

  • ewellons
    Posted at 23:35h, 18 August Reply

    Hard to argue with what looks like perfection to me! However, I do think that lengthening the placket would be a good idea. And perhaps a band at the bottom. For me, I think there is too much contrast between the main fabric and the placket fabric — but that’s just me. It is darling on you. And I agree with others who say that a tunic is not so much about the fit! Just go with the flow!

  • Jean
    Posted at 23:56h, 18 August Reply

    I just love your tunic, especially paired with those brown trousers. I guess your planned alterations may be an improvement…but it’s pretty close to perfection, as is. I hadn’t even thought of sewing this style of top but you have inspired me. Great outfit and beautiful sewing, as always.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:56h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you, Jean! It’s simple to sew as long as it fits properly – THAT’S the catch 🙂 😉

  • Vicki
    Posted at 23:59h, 18 August Reply

    Looks perfect to me!

  • Sewingelle
    Posted at 00:23h, 19 August Reply

    I love the fabric and the tunic looks very good. Close enough to perfection to me!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:59h, 19 August Reply

      Thanks, Sewingelle! It close but I want to make it a little closer 😉 🙂

  • Miriam
    Posted at 00:32h, 19 August Reply

    I wish I could come close to what you achieved.You look lovely in that outfit!

  • regal80
    Posted at 00:33h, 19 August Reply

    agreed, you look wonderful in it and you did a great job!

  • Lynn
    Posted at 00:43h, 19 August Reply

    Your tunic is beautiful, well fitted and well thought out. I think the placket is just fine as it is; I can’t imagine why you would want to lengthen it. The tunic itself would be even cuter if it was 2″ longer.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:04h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you, Lynn! I think the tunic would look a little better 2 inches longer as well – next try!

  • My Sewing Suite
    Posted at 00:46h, 19 August Reply

    My husband watches way to much project runway too. Tunic turned out great I like the fabric choice.

  • Gjeometry
    Posted at 01:41h, 19 August Reply

    Oh my goodness, I have to say, I do not believe in perfection. My favourite band in university was Project 9 (named due to the faith they held that a perfect 10 could never be achieved) and yet…….this tunic is so darn close!!!!! Project 9.877766666 🙂

  • Jeanne Marie
    Posted at 01:44h, 19 August Reply

    Funny you should mention a tunic. I was thinking about them this week and pulled out a pattern I hadn’t made yet. I was excited to (re)discover that it has separate pattern pieces for A, B, C or D cup sizes AND is princess-seamed in the front. I can’t wait to try it, but I have a lot of projects in the queue. It’s Simplicity 2191. It’s out of print, but still available on Simplicity’s website. Might be worth a look.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:17h, 19 August Reply

      Your tunic pattern looks fab Jeanne Marie! Many thanks for writing! 🙂

  • Claudia
    Posted at 03:00h, 19 August Reply

    You did an excellent job! I like the fabric, the way you choose the placement of the print and I think the fitting is already perfect- but we always are unhappy with things nobody else would realise 😉
    Best regards from Germany
    Claudia

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:19h, 19 August Reply

      Thank you, Claudia! The way we wear our garments says it all sometimes……. 😉

  • sewruth
    Posted at 03:10h, 19 August Reply

    A lesson to us all in the quest for the perfect fit, no matter what the garment. I’m going to slow down a bit and ‘do it right’, instead of ‘that’ll do.” Good job with the fit and the contrasting fabrics

  • Lillug
    Posted at 03:27h, 19 August Reply

    This looks lovely on you! I too think, as some others have commented, that a more relaxed fabric would probably be better – a voile or silk/cotton perhaps. It would then drape differently and might give you the look you’re going for. As well, I too think hat at least one more inch in length wouldn’t hurt. I also notice that the shoulders seem just a bit too wide. I read someone’s pattern review once (wish I remembered her name to give her credit!) and she said that she cuts a smaller shoulder (than bust) in front and then this same shoulder size for the entire back pattern piece for virtually all of the Big 4 patterns and gets a nice fit. I looked at her results which were beautiful and decided to try it for myself. And it worked! I couldn’t believe it! I seem to have a smaller shoulder and narrower back than virtually all of the patterns! I would really encourage you to try this in a muslin and see if it helps. I KNOW this isn’t proper “fitting” but sometimes I just want to sew something in a hurry that fits!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:40h, 20 August Reply

      I so agree with you about the shoulders and the more relaxed fabric! Thanks too for this cutting tip – I’ve never heard this before and will give it a try 🙂

  • Ann-Britt Uhrbom
    Posted at 05:13h, 19 August Reply

    Stylish tunic and I like both the length of it and the 3/4 length sleeves. I´ve just finished making a jersey-tunic in burgundy with 3/4 length sleeves. Fall will arrive very soon and you know in my country you often need sleeves. As I´m a small person (like you are) I think it looks neater with 3/4 than full-length.
    Besides – who is the handsome man that you are reading over his shoulder? Is he an American hero that I´ve missed?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:43h, 20 August Reply

      LOL! I’m afraid he’s nobody special . Full length sleeves often drag me down but I do wish I had made the bands wider 🙂 Many thanks for writing!

  • Robyn Kirk
    Posted at 06:17h, 19 August Reply

    I love this tunic and the fabric you have chosen to make it with The length looks good on you.

  • sewkate
    Posted at 07:11h, 19 August Reply

    It’s beautiful! It seems like nit-picking to say that I think you’d be happier if you trimmed 1/2′ from the shoulders, blending into the armscye. The fit is wonderful already, but I find that when the shoulder seam crosses my body at the perfect place, the whole fit flatters tremendously. I see Lillug agrees with me. Really a beautiful tunic!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:45h, 20 August Reply

      …. and I absolutely agree with your and Lillug. Next time around will feature a new shoulder! Many thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Suzanne Parker
    Posted at 07:21h, 19 August Reply

    I think you hit the nail on the head. The fabric is fabulous. Maybe a little longer in the front? Would give it a bit more richness or substance. Other than that you are one great creater of wonderful clothing! Did I already mention that the fabric is great!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:46h, 20 August Reply

      Hi Suzanne! Thank you for the comment and I plan to add some length next time around. When I shortened the bodice (which was too bulky) I forgot to add back the length – UGH!

  • Sharon
    Posted at 07:22h, 19 August Reply

    Love the fabric placement and you have got it looking pretty good. A softer fabric would make a lot of difference for the tunic style and a bit more length even for us pretties would be perfect.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:47h, 20 August Reply

      I absolutely agree, Sharon! Softer fabric next time 🙂

  • Jeannie at 365 Dresses
    Posted at 07:55h, 19 August Reply

    Striking combination. Very flattering, and adorable. Like all of your clothes! (I think it must be you, rather than the clothes!) I’m inclined to agree that the shoulders might be narrowed but I think the length is right.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:48h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you, Jeannie for the comment 🙂 I’ll get it right next time!

  • Mimi
    Posted at 08:20h, 19 August Reply

    Love this tunic, Mom!

  • Deb
    Posted at 08:53h, 19 August Reply

    Yes, narrower shoulders, and narrower at the underarms (where the sides meet the sleeves) would make it more perfect. Love your blog – very inspiring!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:49h, 20 August Reply

      Many thanks for your comment, Deb. Narrower shoulders it is!

  • Cindyann
    Posted at 09:16h, 19 August Reply

    Lovely! I think it’s very close to perfect. Your alterations will make it so.

  • dara
    Posted at 10:07h, 19 August Reply

    Your tunic is beautiful!! Keep working your skills, it will be exactly as you want it to be! In the mean time, HAPPY SEWING!!

  • Michelle Paganini
    Posted at 10:12h, 19 August Reply

    It looks good. I agree about to length. I like the contrast placket but the neck binding seems out of proportion. Too small. I think a tunic by its nature is not intended to be overly fitted. That said it seems like the only way to get a closer fit is fisheye darts. I think it would look odd on a tunic. Nice placement of the print.

    LOVE your blog.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:52h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you, Michelle! I think the neck binding is a little small too – hopefully I’ll get it right next time.

  • Pam
    Posted at 10:17h, 19 August Reply

    Sarah- that is striking, and very flattering, perfect for late summer & fall. I too am a tunic lover and have found that there’s a fine line between getting the perfect fit, and not being able to get it on. I’ve had good luck tweaking Butterick 4856. I’m not sure if it’s still in print, but here is a link to the review of my first go at it: http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/27295. I have since narrowed the shoulders and back a little.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:54h, 20 August Reply

      Pam, You and I agree about that that fine line with the perfect tunic fit – not too full – not too tight – not too long – not too short! I’ve ordered the Butterick pattern which I was lucky enough to find on eBay. Thanks for the tip!

  • Tia Dia
    Posted at 10:25h, 19 August Reply

    Funny how we obsess about perfection in fit as sewistas making our own garments. If that was a RTW garment, I’d say the fit is pretty spot on! Whenever I start obsessing about fit issues, I always remember two things: Susan Khalje’s “beware of over-fitting a garment” advice; and just how much more ease is flowing around those models on runways than we think we’re comfortable with. Thought-provoking! But I’m not a fit expert, and each garment has it’s fitting issues for me. Wearing a garment for a while also highlights areas I’d like to fix for the next make.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:55h, 20 August Reply

      You are soooo right Tia Dia. This would be an acceptable RTW fit! I’m going to take a class with Susan Khalje the first week of October – can’t wait to learn a few things!

  • seweverythingblog
    Posted at 10:45h, 19 August Reply

    Beautiful tunic, very Tory Burch. The fit looks perfect to me, but will be eagerly awaiting to see how your idea of perfecting it even more turns out!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:56h, 20 August Reply

      Many thanks for your comment. I LOVE Tory Burch tunics – maybe one day I’ll get it just right 🙂

  • artattack024
    Posted at 10:59h, 19 August Reply

    I think it’s adorable as is…I wouldn’t change a thing!

  • Lee Ann
    Posted at 10:59h, 19 August Reply

    I think the length of the placket is perfect. If you go longer it will draw the eye into the bust area
    instead of keeping it at your face. I think a longer placket also has the potential to shorten you vertically.All that said, I like it the way it is. A side zip would certainly help get it on and off if that is an issue. Keep up the great work. I too live vicariously through your sewing. I have a large bust for my 5’7″ frame and that is MY fitting issue. I am NEVER satisfied with the fit.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:59h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you for your comment, Lee Ann! I am only thinking of 1/2″ longer for the placket as I think it hits me slightly too high, but I see your point.
      Do you follow Shams at Communing with Fabric? Very busty and she fits her clothes beautifully 🙂

  • Reader
    Posted at 11:58h, 19 August Reply

    It looks extremely good, but I might consider narrowing the placket and lengthening the sleeves. They will be more flattering on a woman of your size.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:00h, 20 August Reply

      Many thanks, Reader! I hope to get it right eventually 🙂

  • Anita
    Posted at 13:15h, 19 August Reply

    I love how this looks on you, so fresh and lively! I would agree that some changes might enhance it further for the next one. For my eye I thought that the front placket was somewhat out of proportion, particularly with the sleeve trim. I think the length of the sleeve was good but the contrasting banding might have been a little wider so you would notice it a little more and help balance the weight of the center piece. Adjusting the length, the packet in particular, is a good idea and if you choose the same type of fabric, the fitting adjustments you suggest.

    On reflection, I guess what I am getting at is I think that having a wider placket, original band size on arms and no bottom border might have changed the scale/proportion of the elements just enough that while it is still very pretty, not exactly what you envisioned. I would consider keeping all changes proportional to each other and consider scaling back the width of the placket a little closer to the original which would be more delicate looking and in keeping with your petite frame.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:02h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Anita! Proportion is so important and I missed the boat here. Excellent advice! 🙂

  • gingermakes
    Posted at 14:10h, 19 August Reply

    I think this looks great! I especially love the contrast placket! I agree that you could narrow the sleeves a teeny tiny bit and take the shoulders in a smidge, but this honestly looks awesome!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:02h, 20 August Reply

      Many thanks, Gingermakes! It never hurts to do some tweaking 🙂

  • Diana
    Posted at 16:26h, 19 August Reply

    I think your tunic looks perfect on you, just the right length.( I just can’t seem to arrive at just the right length for me!). I love the fabric paired with the trim and how you finished the neckline.

  • Karen
    Posted at 16:56h, 19 August Reply

    Gosh, I don’t know – it looks pretty perfect to me! I really like the contrasting bands you put on the ends of the sleeves – and both prints are very striking and ideally contrasted. I actually like the idea of a side zipper – you’d never see it and it would make it so much easier to put on!! I think I might just “borrow” that nifty idea!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:04h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you, Karen. The old Kate Spade tunics have concealed zippers making for a great fit!

  • Ann
    Posted at 18:01h, 19 August Reply

    I love the fabric you used, and think the fit is excellent. However, I believe you are correct that you could benefit from an inch more length and a contrasting band on the bottom. Why not take the hem out of the bottom, and add the contrasting bias band? That would probably give you the extra inch length you seek, and the design would look more natural, and less “truncated”. Just a thought.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:05h, 20 August Reply

      What a great idea in using a contrasting bias band! Sadly I’m out of contrasting fabric, but maybe next time. Thanks so much for your comment, Ann 🙂

  • Heather
    Posted at 21:07h, 19 August Reply

    I LOVE IT. I NEED it.

  • Irene
    Posted at 22:09h, 19 August Reply

    Your tunic looks pretty darn close to perfect. I do agree with someone up further in the comments, who said that you might be happier with a softer fabric for this style, but I think that tunic as is looks absolutely wonderful.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:06h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you, Irene. Your fit is always perfect. How do you do it?

  • Lori
    Posted at 22:45h, 19 August Reply

    I think it looks good. I agree with sleeve adjustment and placket. You look amazing always

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:07h, 20 August Reply

      Thank you, Lori – hopefully I’ll get it right next time around 🙂

  • myrosesindecember
    Posted at 22:54h, 19 August Reply

    Your tunic looks fabulous to me. I might agree about the placket being a tiny bit longer but there is nothing wrong with the way it is. I think you were wise not to put a contrast border on the bottom but if you want the look without a shortening effect, maybe just trim the bottom with a narrow bias bind in the contrast? I think the fit is perfect. I am not sewing until I lose more weight so I too am sewing and creating vicariously through you, storing up all kinds of ideas.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:08h, 20 August Reply

      Many thanks for your nice comment 😉 A bias band would be a great solution to give it a finished appearance. Sadly I’m out of contrasting fabric but next go around I may give it a try 🙂

  • Alethia
    Posted at 00:00h, 20 August Reply

    You are such a stylist…that top is gorgeous…love the contrast!!!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 01:40h, 20 August Reply

    WEll, I’m going to go against the grain, here. I like the fit of this tunic exactly as it is. I’m understanding that this is a slightly heavier fabric, and making it closer to the body and the arms narrower might cause it not to “breathe” as well. (Even though you might want to make some slight adjustments for lighter fabrics if achieving a closer fit is your goal.) Also, for this particular fabric, leaving the placket high was an excellent design decision, because otherwise it would have destroyed the synmmetry of the first row of the blue, green, and blue medallions, which is pretty critical to the balance of the entire front of the garment. But for the small bloop at the bottom of the placket where it is not quite centered, this is an utter masterpiece of imagination, planning, color balance, contrast, and drama.

    I bow to the master. ;=D

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:11h, 20 August Reply

      LOL! Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Cindy. Do you know I didn’t notice the fabric is not centered to line up with the placket? How can I ever wear this again anywhere except to Walmart? Next time I hope to get it right! 🙂 🙂

      • Cindy
        Posted at 16:34h, 20 August Reply

        Oh, dear, just ignore me. In your entire body of work on this site, you have the tippy top percentage anywhere of beautifully matched patterns.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:30h, 21 August Reply

      Seriously – thank you for pointing this out! Why didn’t I notice it, I wonder? I know you meant to be helpful and truly appreciated your comment. No worries!!!!!! 😉

  • Sewellen
    Posted at 06:53h, 20 August Reply

    I think you and I are living parallel lives:) While you are using your time wisely making that gorgeous tunic, I’m trolling ebay for affordable Tory Burch. Yours looks great. I love your choice of fabric.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:37h, 20 August Reply

      I’m trolling ebay for an OOP tunic pattern, but oh how I love Tory Burch tunics. I really love the older ones best. Good luck!

  • Julie Starr
    Posted at 09:27h, 20 August Reply

    My you’ve had a productive vacation, Sarah! Either that or you recovered from your houseful very quickly. I can barely keep up with the beach towels here. Seriously though, this tunic looks perfect to me for a smart casual wear boutique look, which is very different from the drape-y, lounge-y feel it would have in a voile and a longer length. I love both styles and feel that each has their purpose in a wardrobe. Your pattern coordination is so great on this one. Thank you for the flattering mention- I do love the fit on this pattern!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:24h, 21 August Reply

      LOL! My vacation was actually peaceful and relaxing. No sewing at all! We returned home on August 11, so I’ve had time to sew again.
      The tunic isn’t quite right but I’ll get there and have received some helpful suggestions. Many thanks for the comment and for the inspiration 🙂

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 12:55h, 20 August Reply

    I think it looks perfect! Might be a good pattern for me.

  • Jan
    Posted at 16:34h, 20 August Reply

    Sarah, I have yet to look at any of your creations with anything other than admiration. I think you hit the nail on the head with every garment that you sew. They are glamorous, fun and wonderfully suited to the wearer. Congratulations!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:26h, 21 August Reply

      Ah…… thank you so much for your nice compliment! The difference between sewing clothes and buying clothes is access to getting exactly what you want! 🙂 🙂

  • Lynn Whelan
    Posted at 19:25h, 20 August Reply

    When you perfect the pattern I want to buy one from you! It is something I have spent way too much time surfing the internet looking for!!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:27h, 21 August Reply

      LOL! I’m getting ready to try another tunic pattern. Let’s hope for the best 🙂 🙂

  • Tania
    Posted at 08:36h, 23 August Reply

    Hi,
    I have just found your blog and have to say I love it .You look so elegant and feminine…pity I can not sew as well as you do, but I will keep trying 🙂

  • Caroline Lazzara
    Posted at 04:55h, 24 August Reply

    Have you tried any of the SisBoom patterns? There are several tunics with several options..not so fitted but to me that’s what a tunic is all about.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:19h, 24 August Reply

      Hi Caroline,
      I have not tried the SisBoom tunic patterns but I LOVE the one with the Pom-Poms!

      • Caroline Lazzara
        Posted at 13:57h, 25 August Reply

        They are wonderfully written and Carla Hegeman is 5’0″ so the sizing range is amazing!

  • Heathersphere
    Posted at 14:58h, 24 August Reply

    Very stylish tunic!

  • Gaynelle West-Brown
    Posted at 15:27h, 24 August Reply

    This tunic looks absolutely beautiful on you. Earlier in the summer I used the same pattern, I did not adjust my pattern correctly and it wears very ‘roomy’ with lots of ease. I was glad to see that you felt the same way…..the way you coordinated the fabrics is very creative. I always look forward to viewing your next creation…………gaynelle

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