Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Getaway tunic.

I have been sewing for me a little bit lately, though this is the first I have blogged.  I started wearing my blue Weekend Getaway again, and while it is a little tighter than when I made it (thanks Sam) I decided to make the same size as I have finally started to loose some of this post baby weight.   I decided to make it in a tunic length, I bought my first pair of leggings ever so I wanted something to go with it, though I think I will need to loose a bit more before I dare wear them out of the house, haha! 



I used this lightweight shirting I picked up forever ago, I think it was meant to make Ben a Negroni, but I never dared (though it is on the list now).  Adult clothes take up so much material so I was intimidated.

I made the size 14 with a FBA for my giant nursing boobs (well, giant to me).  The blue dot one doesn't have a FBA so it is a little tight in that area.

I added black to the sleeves to tie in the facing and cut the sleeve on the bias because I was sick of trying to match the plaids.  It would have been a quick sew if I didn't have to do that, but I can't stand when stripes/plaids don't match.


I was also a little intimidated by the FBA the first two times I made this so I skipped it, but oh my gosh!  Liesl's method and instructions are soooo easy.  Seriously, don't skip it if you need it!

I am still not so sure I like the whole showing my face and trying to use my remote (getting myself in frame can be tricky!), but I have a whole list of things to make for me so I better get used to it;)

9 comments:

  1. You look great! This top is very flattering on you. I feel ya, I held onto extra weight after Maggie for a long time. I finally started to lose it after she was one and it required (horror!) actual exercise. But you look fantastic and here's to making clothes that fit and look good now!

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    1. Thanks Inder! It is so frustrating, with the twins it pretty much melted off but with Sam I had been exercising and not loosing or even going up so I quit and finally started going down again, ha! So I am totes cool with not walking 3-4 miles every day like I was;)

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  2. This is really stylish on you, and you are gorgeous!

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  3. Beautiful beautiful colour on you.
    After seeing what you and Justine have done I must try the FBA for this one.

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  4. The top looks fabulous on you!

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  5. This blouse looks really great on you! I do love the neckline :)

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