I am Angela and I love to sew. I started sewing as a child and by the time I was a teenager I was wearing the very latest fashions to go out in. All me-made. I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill, and encourage you to repurpose fabrics and clothes I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, You can pass your knowledge on to others. What is there not to love? Interestingly I am a direct descendant of the Flemish weavers who came over to England in the 1300's. I find that fascinating especially as most of my family from as far back as I can trace are somehow involved in the manufacturing of fabric . . I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion.

Sunday 25 April 2021

Cotton Poplin summer TUNIC

 My cotton poplin floral tunic 

This is a post I have made for Minerva.com,  the link to the post is below and I do urge you to visit the link as you can see all the fabric and pattern details and will be able to order them easily 

This fabric is  beautiful, not only does it look good but it is a delight to wear. It lends itself perfectly to all manner of dresses blouses and children's clothes and being cotton it is perfect for summer.

I chose a Vogue designer pattern to make this tunic. This pattern also contains a very nice pair of trousers.

This is not a quick make but neither is it difficult. You do need a bit of sewing knowledge but it is suitable for a confident beginner. 

This pattern has a lot of design features which make it that bit more sophisticated than your average tunic. It features mock welt pockets, buttons are concealed within a front band and there are tabs on the sleeves.

It is important to follow the pattern instructions to the letter because some of the construction is a little different , as an example the front and back pieces are hemmed separately before the side seams are sewn. The reason for this becomes apparent once you do sew the front and back together,  it makes for a very neat hem and it is honestly far easier to sew.

For details of pattern , fabric and more photos please go to this link

Minerva.com Fabrics and patterns used in this post

This is such a cool and breezy summer blouse , perfect with my ginger Jeans . There is a tutorial on this blog on this link

My Jeans tutorial