A show-and-tell blog for my sewing (with a little knitting mixed in)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I made this top for my daughter a couple of days ago and she was pretty excited about it. She noted that it was pretty long and I told her it was called a "tunic." When she put it on the next morning, she ran to the Preacher and said, "Look, dad! Mom made me a tooney!" He was confused as a tooney is the Canadian $2 coin.
I've had this fabric in my stash for awhile. It was a pretty good match for a hand-me-down pair of leggings. I really wanted to make a tunic with a hood, but didn't have enough fabric. So, then I made a two-layer neckband to go along with the layered look of the sleeves. The bottom layer was white and wider than the top layer of the pink print. But, when I wanted my daughter to try it on to check the side seams, we could not get it over her head! So, I took that off and put fold-over elastic around the neck. I'm not as excited about how it looks, but I was being lazy and wasn't too interested in cutting new neckbands.