Heyyyyyy, so I have been doing a bit of sewing. I’ve been trying to “style up” a bit lately, but I realized that I am incapable and unwilling to stray too far from my comfort zone, so I decided that maybe I should just stick with what I like (comfortable, practical stuff, preferably in stretchy and warm fabrics) and just do something slightly different with them. I found this heavy, organic French terry at Rose City Textiles and made up my own pattern. I basically just took a T-shirt pattern and added on. The fabric is quite heavy, so wearing this does sort of feel like wearing one of those X-ray vests they have at the dentist, but you know, I kind of love those X-ray vests, so I am happy with the tunic.
Before I made this one I made a sample out of some vintage polyester. I’m not quite sure how to identify it. It isn’t double-knit because it is on the thin side. Did they ever have something called single-knit? It is also NOT stretchy at all. Anyway, IT IS AWESOME, and I love it. It feels like I am wearing some sort of plastic shield. Peter cannot touch it because it grosses him out. I find it is an effective wind barrier. I’ll take a photo of it one of these days.
That looks like something I’d be willing to wear (in my size of course). Very nice!
it’s lovely! fits you well and sounds nice and cozy for winter.
of course I totally love it. OF COURSE.
So cute! A definite stylish piece. With pockets!
I love it! I think it is very cute while being very practical. I would wear it in a heartbeat. Good idea!
Hey Mariko – I love your sewy stripy thingy. It looks fabulous! BF got me a serger for my birthday and I’m trying to do more sewing. I’m still a craft-only seamstress… but I hope to start with some simple things soon – like skirts. Great seeing you online. Hope to see you soon in person. Happy 2013! Jennifer
I love that. I’d love to make one for myself, and one for my 16 year old daughter who is a bit tunic-obsessed.
I was hoping to find linking information to the pattern in the post; that is the kind of garment I would wear till threadbare. I guess there is lots to be said for improvisational sewing!
I love it!! Just what I’ve been craving to wear myself. 🙂
Thank you sooooo much for the gift! That made me super happy: )
I am very lucky that I was able to meet you, Hisashi,and Melissa.
Hope I can see you someday,somewhere in the near future.
By the way, I like your tunic a lot. I am wearing a striped sweater now and bought a striped t-shirt today at Muji. Stripe is genius!
Please give my regards to Hisashiさん.
I will come again.Happy 2013!!
That looks great! I love the fabric! Btw Chinese ladies in mainland China wear little mini versions of those x-ray vests when they’re pregnant and sitting in front of a computer. So the computer rays don’t get the baby. The vests look like grandma aprons.