The “Not Quite Plain White” Tunic
Fabric ⁃ 3 yards of white with blue flowers quilters cotton. I got this fabric a few years ago using a $50 gift card that I cot for $25 so the fabric ended up costing about $4 per yard for a total of $12.
Pattern: ⁃ McCall’s 6167 view C on sale for 99 cents
Year: ⁃ 2010
Notions: ⁃ 7 buttons for $2.00
Time to complete: ⁃ About 9 hours. The tucks gave me fits and I always forget how long cuffs and collars take.
First worn: ⁃ Saturday with my jeggings.
Wear again? ⁃ I’m sure I will wear it again but have no plans to make it again. This pattern is going into my donate pile.
Total price: $15.00
I ordered myself a pair of jeggings a few weeks ago without realizing I didn’t have anything to wear with them. I decided the buttons challenge was just the time to make myself something just slightly more interesting then a plain white shirt. I particularly like that this fabric has a blue print that is both simple and larger scale. I also liked the tuck detail for the version I picked until I started sewing them. That is really where the wheels began to come off the wagon. I marked them carefully and sewed. Simple enough right? Not so much. They weren’t even, then the sides didn’t, match, and then I’m not sure but I spent about 2 yours removing and sewing tucks. After all that I didn’t want them to fade into the shirt so I added a wavey detail that I had come across in a Japanese pattern book.
All in all I’m pleased with the results. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about wearing jeggings but that is hardly a sewing related issue.