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Brown/cream crepe tunic

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic
Cheryl Lemmons on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Lightweight crepe (again, from an inherited stash). Haven't determined fabric content. It did go through the washer and dryer quite well.

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What are you most proud of? The collar worked really well. As with another project, using a hemostat to turn the collar points makes quick, easy work of a collar. Also, I used silk organza to interface the collar, collar band and cuffs since the crepe was so lightweight. Next time I might double the organza or use regular interfacing in the collar band, but stick with the organza for the collar itself and the cuffs. Using organza helped to preserve the integrity of the crepe.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be willing to make adjustments. I will probably go down a size next time I make this. It was just a tiny bit too big across the shoulders. If necessary, I'll do a FBA. Also, for this view (C), I may add 2 long darts in the back to take up some of the fullness. Great pattern. Went together easily. Anxious to try some of the other views, especially those with princess seams. Also, as wide as the cuff is, 2 buttons might work better at holding things in place than just the one. I have gone back and added darts in the front and back. As happy as I was with this before, I'm even more pleased with the fit.

Cheryl Lemmons on craftsy.com

What a gorgeous piece! Love your choice of fabric, and the attention to detail.

09/22/2012 Flag

This fabric did turn out to be perfect for this project. This stash I've inherited has some real treasures.

09/24/2012 Flag

And thank you!

09/24/2012 Flag

Beautiful work, and what a great fabric. Hmmm...I think I need one of these..lol

09/22/2012 Flag

Thank you! Wish I could tell you where to find this fabric. Don't even know how old it is. The soft crepe is a perfect texture for this pattern.

09/24/2012 Flag

Very nice.

09/24/2012 Flag

beautiful! side note: I have the dresser that matches your wardrobe in the background ;^)

10/04/2012 Flag

Thank you. And I do love the furniture.

10/05/2012 Flag

I want it! Cute!!

11/07/2012 Flag