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Piper Boho Tunic

Piper Boho Tunic

It feels good to be blogging regularly again. I have been sewing as usual but not blogging my makes for the last couple months. I had some issues with the image hosting server and it took some time to iron those out. I have a backlog of images to go through.

Today, I am posting my Piper Boho tunic - an update to an existing design by Wardrobe by me. She has expanded the sizing and added more options. I have always loved Christina's designs especially the tunics. I wear them year round with shorts, leggings, jeans, skirts! They are the perfect capsule piece in any wardrobe. 

This pattern comes with different body styles, sleeve styles and necklines! I love this sort of mix and match type pattern because I can make my own 'view' depending on the fabric. I made the rolled sleeve with tab, curved hem bodice with the tie neck. The curved hem bodice has gathered front shoulder which is such a cute detail! I made a sleeveless muslin in green rayon that came out s…

Gemma Twist Top by Designer Stitch

Gemma Twist Top by Designer Stitch

Another winning design by Designer Stitch patterns - the Gemma Twist top. This top has 2 views - Twist Front Plain Back, and Plain Front Twist Back view. I made the Twist back top and love love love it so much! It has made a simple stripe knit fabric come alive! See for yourself!

Business in front, party in the back

I chose the stripe fabric because I always like playing with my stripes. I make them into chevrons, I use them to fool the eye into making me appear thinner (don't know if that works! Ha!), and use them for interest in a plain garment. When the Gemma back was twisted, the stripes made an unexpected pattern that became my favorite feature of the top!

Some pattern notes from the site:

Gemma Twist Tops

(AU/UK)     6 – 26
(US)          2 – 22
(EU)          34 – 54 ADVANCED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SEWING LEVEL The Gemma Twist combination pattern offers 2 style options.
The Gemma Twist Back Top has a cute and funky back wais…