Wild About Stripes
What do you do when you buy a piece of fabric online and it isn't quite what you expected? That was certainly the case with this piece. It was quite expensive for a knit but more lightweight than I had expected. I wouldn't say I was disappointed but it certainly threw up a challenge as to what to do with it. In the end I decided on a tunic length A line tee that I could wear with leggings.
I used Sewaholic Renfrew as the pattern and lengthened it grading out to an A line at the sides. It was a very quick process and one of those time poor instant gratification projects that we all need from time to time.
I really didn't think this tunic would even make it onto my blog when I accidentally washed it with my son's new burgundy chinos which bled badly. A big pink stain was now gracing the shoulder. That will teach me for not photographing my projects when they are first worn! Fortunately since then the wonders of washing and the sunlight have faded said stain into insignificance.
I actually made this tunic nearly a month ago now and have completed a couple of projects since then. Life lately has got in the way and I have a backup of projects to write about. I will get there soon, I promise!