Thursday, September 28, 2017

Origami Tunic Tour

I may have just made myself the most comfy top EVER!  Keep on reading to see how I used the Origami pattern by Love Notions (affiliate link) to create a fun comfortable look. 

I spent a week or so going back and forth deciding what style of this pattern I wanted to make and what type of fabric blend I wanted to use. When I thought I was ready to go with the handkerchief hem with a rayon spandex blend fabric, I pull this cotton spandex floral out of my stash! But then the fabric would be a little heavy for the handkerchief hem so I decided on the staight hem. And that wasn't enough either, and thought a band for the bottom hem would look fantastic.  

I printed and prepped my pattern for the regular style hem and removed 3 inches from the bottom of the front and back bodice pieces. I measured the width of the pattern piece at the hem and multiplied by 4 since the pattern piece represents 1/4 of the width of the garment. To get some negative ease in the band I multiplied my total width by 0.8.  The band at the bottom was cut out at 6.5 inches high. For a large I ended cutting a band that was 38.5" X 6.5".

I decided on a 3/4 length sleeve, but you can find 3 different sleeve lengths in this pattern to suit your needs. 

Will I make it again, you can bet. I actually went back to the original idea of the handkerchief hem in a rayon spandex blend and have it cut out and ready to sew up...which should take me about 45 minutes IF I don't get interrupted by a child asking for snacks, ha!  

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So this week only, grab your copy of the women's Origami for $8 or the girl's version for just $6. Sale ends Saturday September 30 at 11:59pm cst.

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  1. I love what you have done with this pattern, it looks fabulous on beautiful...;o}

  2. I really love this with a band!! So great! Your fabric is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us!