Show Off Saturday and my Tea Blossom Tunic
Let’s talk about selfish sewing! With the hot weather upon us, I decided to make myself something cool and easy to wear.
And look what came in the mail… the Tea Blossom Tunic pattern from Monaluna Designs with some beautiful organic fabric for me (from the Haven Collection)!
Update: The Tea Blossom Tunic is no longer available on the Monaluna website. I’m not sure why, but the Patricia Tunic pattern from Sis Boom is similar and very cute.
By the way… I am still so happy with the little dress that I made for Cadie with fabric from Monaluna. After lots of washes (do your kids mix up clean clothes with the dirty ones?) it is still looking great.
The Tea Blossom Tunic has dolman sleeves which makes it so fast and easy to sew. I could have used the yellow dot fabric at the neckline and sleeve edges to make them contrast and stand out more, but I really loved that smaller tulip print (Little Garden) so that’s what I used.
I made a size L based on my bust size and it fit perfectly except it turned out too long. I’m only 5’4” and have to shorten everything so no surprise. I took about 4” off the hem and now I want to wear it every day.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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Love that tunic! I mave have to try that one.
Your tunic looks gorgeous! I love the fabric! Thanks again for the party!
Hi Caroline, the tunic is perfect, very celebrity looking with those sunglasses….I may just have to look through my pattern totes, do not ask me how many I have…I may have to make a tunic……. I also finally figured out how to link up to your Saturdays……I sent from my flickr page. So many great ideas I have been clicking on, I cannot make up my mind which I like best, the are all great…..
Thank you Lori. I have too many patterns too… they are just so fun to buy! xoxo
Did you use quilting cotton for the tunic? This looks like a pattern I might want to try.
Hi Sarah… yes, that’s organic quilting cotton from Monaluna. There are only a few brands of quilting cotton that I would use for apparel. Monaluna has a nice tight weave with almost a sheen. Art Gallery Fabrics are that way too. I also like the feel that the newer Michael Miller fabrics have too. Good luck!