Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My December Garment of the Month!!



Well, it was New Year's Eve yesterday - so I must be forgiven for being a day late with my December garment (we'll forget about the 30 days preceding that...). Actually I took photos this morning after about 10 hours of sleep, even the fireworks did not keep me up!

Still half asleep - great hairdo, Coco!

My December garment is this little top based on Liesl Gibson's Late Lunch Tunic. I blogged the original version, complete with collar, on Coco's Loft in early December. The big change I've made is to remove the collar and make a v-neckline. I really like this look.


I noted in my earlier blog that I had added an inch to the bodice, front and back, because I'm a little taller than the pattern contemplates. Did not want the front gathers smack across my bust! And I added the fourth button as a result.  I also took the 1" off the hemline, as the tunic is a generous length.


Love this cute fabric, a very soft and lightweight poly-rayon jersey from Fabric.com. So soft that I took the precaution of adding a little stabilizer... I used Pellon easy-knit fusible interfacing in the yoke linings, and twill tape in the shoulder seam allowance of the back lining. I pretty much always stabilize the shoulders in a knit top. Wright makes a 1/4" polyester twill tape in white and black that works perfectly in a small seam allowance.




And now it's truth time - those big buttons will be coming off, little ones going on, and this comfy top is going in my PJ drawer! Not what I intended - but it's just a little too light and sheer for street-wear.



My wishes to all of you, my dear friends, for a happy, healthy new year that brings you peace, joy, challenge, contentment, fulfillment, wonderment, and prosperity in equal measure.

Ciao! Coco

15 comments:

  1. Happy new year. It's a completely different look without the collar - I didn't even recognize the pattern! Even if it's destined to be a PJ top, at least it will be comfy and well sewn :)

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  2. This looks very comfortable and I like the alterations!

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  3. It looks very comfy and cute, well done! I like it a lot in the v-neck with out the collar.

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  4. Comfy and cute, Coco. Happy 2014 to you.

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  5. It looks very comfy indeed - perfect for PJ's!

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  6. This is a very pretty PJ top Coco - isn't that the beauty of knits - if they turn out a bit, well, right for PJ's, then that is what they can be :)

    Happy New Year Coco- and don't forget, from January 2014, post your plans and finished garment direct to the www.makeagarmentamonthchallenge.blogspot.com - as well as your more detailed post here.

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  7. Well it's definitely a PJ in which you can be seen in public. It's quite cute! I wish you the very best for 2014 too Coco.

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  8. Love it! I'm with you about the big buttons coming off if you are using as a PJ's or lounge wear. I keep meaning to get to this pattern and also to have another go at the Portofino dress/tunic from Lisette. Happy New Year to you!

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  9. With or without the collar, it's a cute pattern that looks very nice on you! Happy New Year!!!

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  10. This is so cute -- I actually really like the look of it but at least you'll be very stylish in your nightwear :)

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  11. It looks so comfortable... thank you for sharing Coco :0) I need to take pictures of myself of the one I finished in December. Maria

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  12. And a Happy New Year to you too Coco. Thanks for everything last year and looking forward very much to your sewing in 2014.

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  13. I do love the v-neck- it looks like a wonderful cozy jammie top to envy!

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  14. Very cute top and will be perfect for PJ's as it looks so comfortable. Happy New Year to you as well!

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  15. I love this top on you, very comfy. I hadn't realized it was meant to be a jammie top. To me it looks like an every day top...

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I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco