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Fail!

Motivated by the Made by Rae Spring Top Sewalong, I decided to sew a top using the Lil Blue Boo Pieced Tunic pattern. I chose this pattern for so many reasons:

 

1. It's cute. The style defintely fits into my wardrobe of casual comfort. I really wanted to make something casual but a little funky...beach/island wear.

2. It seemed pretty simple to sew & I 've been wanting to sew up this top!

3. I have this obsession with upcycling fabric/clothes. I have a crazy collection of second hand clothes just waiting to be refashioned or made into other things. The LBB Pieced Tunic pattern is made for this! :) I really needed to make a dent in that stash of clothes and start sewing things. Plus, I think it's so fun to mix, match, and put together one-of-a-kind items. This pattern can yield such different looks just by the fabric and combos you choose.

4. It gave me a reason to bust out that serger of mine!

 

So yeah..."ta da!" here's the top I whipped up. Yay! Not too bad for my first try at this pattern. So, what was my "FAIL?" I missed the deadline for the Spring Top Sew Along by about 1 1/2 hours (I just had too much going on yesterday)...or so I thought. I threw in the towel and was comforted by the fact I had a new top for my wardrobe, started sewing on my serger, and made a sliver of a dent in my second hand clothes stash. Then, today, I read that the contest had been extended for 24 hours!!! How in the world did I miss that post? But alas, I was reading about the extension 2 hours past the extension deadline. Fail! Well, since I'm not entering this top in the contest, at least I don't have to photo myself in it! ha ha ha! Another plus!

 

Anyways...I'm so happy to that I was able to make this LBB Pieced Tunic. I'm so glad that Ashley over at Lil Blue Boo came out with this pattern for adults! :) As with all other LBB Patterns, the Pieced Tunic pattern includes easy to follow directions & photos, great tips for sewing with knits, and a section on ways to piece the top together. The top is very easy to assemble even for a novice like me. The part that takes the longest (but is so much fun to me) is choosing what t-shirts/fabric I want to use and figuring out how I want it piece it together. The sewing itself is quick. For this particular top I used 4 different shirts and some scraps from the green Little Woo I sewed. Pattern seems to fit true to size...what was I thinking making an XS?! ha ha ha! Next time around I will make it in a small and shorten it a tad bit. I'll be making a few more of these tops for myself! :)

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Taken on May 10, 2011