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Sunday, August 4, 2013

A SUMMER TUNIC

This stunning ethnic-type print caught my eye several years ago at Fabric of Vision in Ashland, Oregon...

It's a small store with a lot of great fabrics and wonderful trims and notions; definitely worth a trip if you're in the area.


I used Kwik Sew 3601...as with most older KwikSew patterns, the illustrations
look a little dowdy

but the drafting and instructions are perfect. The contrasting trim is a stretch linen which was left over from another project. I've already worn it several times; it's perfect for this climate and my lifestyle.

Here's that fashion accessory, Paddywack, again!

I'm joining up with Patti's Visible Monday again...stop by to see some very 
visible women!

I hope your week is super!


43 comments:

  1. another winner, so talented. I love this print!

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  2. I especially like the print placement. Really flattering.

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  3. Fabulous tunic! They are such wardrobe workhorses. I just happened upon your blog and love it- and your style! So nice to "meet" you.

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  4. So wonderful! This tunic looks very comfortable, good job!

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  5. You have such a stylish knack for choosing the perfect fabric for each pattern you sew!

    Karen

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  6. You are a lovely vision in this great tunic. So summery!

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  7. So very stylish and chic, you look fabulous Margy!

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  8. another fabulous piece - I love this fabric. Your whole look is so chic and wonderfully Visible -- thanks for linking up!

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  9. What a great tunic!! I love it...you are so talented! The fabric choice is perfect!

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  10. Lovely lovely fabric, Margy! I live this style on you, looks so fresh.

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  11. I really like this fabric, amazing how the choice of fabric can take a style from OK to Wow!

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  12. Just beautiful! Love this on you.

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  13. What gorgeous fabric! I'll have to check that fabric store out the next time I'm in Ashland. I love the way this top turned out!

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  14. Great fabric used to make a great tunic!

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  15. Really beautiful! Blue and white look amazing on you :)

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  16. Terrific looking tunic....you have such a great eye. Besides the great sewing, you know HOW to do it right!

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  17. I love the name Paddywack. Now you need a cat called Pyewacket from the cat in the movie Bell, Book and Candle with Kim Novak...
    Fabulous tunic! That's brilliant how you aligned the fabric so the horizontal stripes go across the waist area.

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  18. Kwik Sew do look frumpy in their illustrations, I agree, but you have certainly bought this to life - it is really striking. Once again, the fabric is what makes a garment.

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  19. Love this. Funny I use a Simplicity tunic pattern that is identical to this on by Kwik Sew.

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  20. Great looking tunic!! Lovely fabric.

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  21. Another great outfit. And is that blue? Or is the camera playing tricks ? :)

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  22. Until I saw the last photo I thought you looked amazing, but I am sorry, you have been overshadowed by Paddywack. He wins, paws down. You still look pretty good, love the fabric.

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  23. You have a wonderful ability to take something that would have looked terribly dowdy on someone else - like me - and make it look fabulously stylish. It's very encouraging. Thank you.

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  24. I have been hunting for a tunic pattern. This looks lovely!

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  25. Love it, Margy! I'm a big tunic fan, but haven't seen that Kwik Sew pattern before - probably passed it over without looking closely! Very well done - and I love the fabric pattern placement, too :)

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  26. I am so happy to have found your blog! I'm still working on the travel vest.
    I went to Iran with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, so enjoyed your travel photos also!

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  27. I love that you put the strong horizontal line at the waist - perfect placement! Strong resemblance between this tunic and a popular child's tunic pattern (http://www.made-by-rae.com/2011/05/charlie-tunic-pdf-sewing-pattern-is-here/) - right down to the contrast cuffs, placket detail, and side slits.

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  28. Lovely match of fabric and pattern, and you look great in it. Oh and your accessory? Cute-as-a-button!

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  29. I cannot sew ,I don't know about fabrics and patterns,still I love your blog greatly !You look like a model.I love your hoops and your gorgeous hairstyle !

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  30. Beautiful! Lovely fabric, and your white trim makes is smashing with white jeans. Navy for fall, and black boots to make the currently touted combo of black, blue and white again? You look lovely in your creation, and are also wearing some pretty stylin' sandals!

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  31. What a fun top! Paddywack is perfection as accessory :)

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  32. What a fabulous tunic... you look stylish and chic as always! I am particularly drawn to your statement accessories that have given your outfit a perfect finish!

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  33. terrific tunic, and Paddywack is so cute! Fabric of Vision is my "local" store (75 minutes across the mountain).

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  34. Miss Margy, I swear that you get more and more beautiful with each passing day. The top just accents your beauty. I know that sounds a little syrupy, but it's true!!!

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  35. Love! The print on the fabric is just gorgeous, and the contrast trim is the perfect way to show it off.

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  36. I love the tunic with your hair. And your earrings are perfect with this ensemble!

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  37. This tunic looks great on you! Love these colors with your hair. I agree with others, you are so talented!

    blue hue wonderland

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