Pics of the tunic I made for myself. My first zippered garment. Let me preface this by saying two things. 1. I don't know why I look so mad in the pics. In general, I'm not a big smiler, but I think maybe trying to coordinate getting myself in the frame is too much for me. 2. I don't think my upper arms are really that fat in real life. I mean, they're definitely chubby but I don't think they're that big in proportion to the rest of my arm in person. Maybe I'm just in denial. Wait, I thought of number 3. Yes, I realize my toilet paper roll is in the shot.
Ok, this is the Boutique Chic Juliet Tunic pattern that I bought from Jona's shop. One thing I've realized in reading craft blogs is that it's supposed to be all sunshine and rainbows but that's not really me so I'm just going to be honest. I didn't love the pattern. Keep in mind, I don't really know how to sew, but I think I've been totally spoiled by pdf patterns. There's no hand holding or helpful pics in the pattern so I felt really un-confident during the whole process. I think the back zipper is the stupidest idea ever invented and wish this had a side zipper. I think I'm going to strain a neck muscle reaching around to zip it up. If I knew how to sew better, I could probably figure out how to change it. Oh, and I think the back comes up too high. Again, probably something I could fix if I knew how to sew.
Also, I think it might give a faux pregnancy effect. What do you think? I've decided I'm just going to wear it out in public today and see if anyone asks me when I'm due. I'm thinking about trying to take it in a little more (I already took in the pit area) but figure I'll try to create some awkward social moments first.
So, not my favorite pattern but I did end up with what I think is a wearable-in-public garment. And I love the bright and fun Heather Bailey fabric. I may make it again if I can figure out how to move the zipper and make a better fit.
Oh, and to my Wisconsin ladies who I can hear saying, "Bitch is wearing a sleeveless shirt in December?!", it's actually only supposed to be 70 degrees here today so I'm wearing this little sweater over it:)