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Olive Drab Tunic

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Vogue 8791

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Classic
Cheryl Lemmons on

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Vogue V8791

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What materials did you use? Lightweight cotton poplin from a stash given to me recently by a former sewist (health issues prevent her from sewing any more).

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What are you most proud of? Several things. 1), The red seam binding. I like the surprise of a pop of color on the inside of a garment. 2) The perfect corners on the collar (made possible by using a collar turning clamp tool . . . aka a hemostat . . . to turn the corners. You can purchase one and find instructions at Pam Erny's web-site. Here's the address: Coco Chanel said that a garment should be as beautiful in side as it is outside. The more I sew, the more I work to make the inside of a garment something I would be happy for anyone to see. The attention to every detail in sewing is something I find both therapeutic and rewarding.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The measurements on the pattern envelope seem to be pretty accurate. And it slips fairly easily over the head. You might add a side zipper if you're concerned about getting into it. Be careful to not use too heavy a fabric. I do plan to use this pattern again, probably adding sleeves. Brush up on your top-stitching skills. You're going to need them for this. This was a quick project to put together.

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Beautiful! I really admire all the detail work that you put into this top - the top-stitching, seam-binding, etc. The color is stunning as well. Great job!

09/06/2012 Flag

Thank you, LadyTap! Susan Khalje's Couture Dress Class has made so much of a difference in how I sew everything. Putting the lining in the couture dress now. Hope to have pictures of it up soon.

09/06/2012 Flag

yea for perfect corners! Your top-stitching just makes this top! very nice!

10/04/2012 Flag

You go girl! Thanks for sharing the photos. Will we be seeing photos of the Champagne Silk Dress soon?

02/04/2013 Flag

I need to get someone to help me with a little problem on it. The shoulders didn't fit the same way the muslin did. I have a friend who is great with fit who's going to help me alter it. Then I'll get pictures up.

02/08/2013 Flag

I'm so glad to see this. I bought the pattern and had difficulty visualizing it in the linen I bought. The linen is a similar color and weight. I'm going to make it. Thanks. You did a beautiful job.

04/04/2014 Flag

Can't wait to see how it turns out.

04/11/2014 Flag