The “Not Really My Color” Tunic
Fabric: Yellow knit from mom’s estate sale loot, $0 to me!
Pattern: Inspired by Kazz’s famous sewing-in-the-square trend!
Time to complete: 2 hours (Olympics coverage)
First worn: For pics
Wear again? Perchance
Total price: ~$0!!
I don’t usually go for yellow. Despite my use of yellow accessories two weeks ago, I have a known aversion to it in general. Orange too – despite my “On Trend” shorts attempt. I know other people that can totally make it work. Not me.
I knew that whatever I was going to make I probably wouldn’t wear much again. So I decided to go for something that a) didn’t cost me that much, and b) could be completed in a very short time. And thus I got to finally try out Kazz’s famous square sewing!
My mom found this huge length (5 yards maybe?) of Rayon knit at an estate sale last year for $1 (along with two Stretch & Sew patterns and some other fabric I’ve already used up). She said I could have as much of it as I wanted. I held on to it for a little while but ultimately passed it back to her because I didn’t have a plan for it either. So when this challenged popped up it was still there in her stash waiting for a use.
I found there were some flaws in the knit about one inch from the selvedge, but it had to be hemmed anyway so it wasn’t an issue really. I worry that it looks like a smock when unbelted. So I tried a few different RTW belts from my collection.