Mar 242011

I handed over a bunch of things I’ve made (along with a few things other people made for my booth back in January) to local photographer, Michelle Rasmussen.  She has been putting a few sneak peeks up on her blog and I’m dying to see the rest of what she does!

Using Valori Wells Linen Fabrics

The School House Tunic is one of my favorite patterns!  I knew as soon as Valori‘s linen arrived I wanted to make myself a tunic with it.  (Actually before the fabrics arrived.  I planned this tunic 2 seconds after seeing the fabric)  I have a pair of fun black boots and black leggings – and because I’m short, it’s a perfect dress! This really is a pattern I’ll go to over and over – made up in voile, linen, cotton….I love it every single way I’ve tried!

Another thing about this pattern is that it is GREAT for people just starting to sew clothing.  No zippers, no buttons and not very many pieces.  The blue hem band is my own addition.  I really really super crazy love the linens.  They are a delightful blend and just handle and wear so well.

  7 Responses to “Sneak Peeks”

  1. You’re definitely tempting me with this pattern. How much fabric does it require? I’d love a sew-along for something like this — while I’m confident with quilt-making, garment-making terrifies me.

  2. ohhhh melanie…im so tempted…i just bought some 99 cent patterns at Joanns last weekend because i really really want to start sewing clothes! ack! help me justify the cost of the pattern!! do you think this style would be flattering to anyone?

  3. Super cute!!!

  4. What a gorgeous photo!!! So pretty! And the tunic looks awesome!

  5. I will be doing this as a local class for my peeps here – and if things go as planned will also do a sew along on-line. Requires 2 7/8 yd of 44/45 inch fabric. I used less since linen is wide. Will get out my pieces to see how much less….don’t want to misquote

  6. No zippers? No buttons? I’m in! Man, I wish I lived near you. I’d love to take your classes, but online would be the next best thing.

  7. I’ve had this pattern in my stash for almost a year and finally started making the shirt version earlier this week. I love it! So simple, clear easy instructions, and very versatile. I can see many ways to customize this pattern by adding embellishments or contrast stitching. I’m already plotting my next version.

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