So I now have a whole host of patterns that have been looking rather tempting for a while now but I haven't got round to making any of them up until now.
That was until I discovered a pair of curtains that I fell in love with in a charity shop. You can't beat a nice pair of curtains for hardwearing fabric, pretty patterns and all-round loveliness! These particular curtains were shimmery two-tone (does anyone know what the technical term is?) so they look different colours depending on how the light catches them - always a plus point in my book!
Here is the resulting tunic top:
I veered away from the pattern slightly by adding homemade bias binding to the hem, cuffs and neckline. It was quite therapeutic to sew them on by hand.
Ooooh, that reminds me, I'll put up a bias binding tutorial at some point!
Thankfully I managed to centre the pattern on the fabric before I made the pleats. They turned out ok LOL!