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From: Bsalet
Date: 03-19-2007, 02:00 AM (1 of 17)
Hi everyone! I know I haven't posted in a while, I havent really been sewing much lately, but that will all change! Im starting a new project, I created the patterns I needed using basic patterns. Tomorrow I get my fabric and notions!
Here is a drawing I did of my project, its a Tunic shirt :)

This will be my first all original :D Wish me luck! hehe
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: Brenisback
Date: 03-19-2007, 06:59 AM (2 of 17)
Very Nice ...I couldn't draw a straight Line...have fun

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
User: Brenisback
Member since: 09-20-2004
Total posts: 228
From: MissTaraTara
Date: 03-19-2007, 01:10 PM (3 of 17)
What a cute little tunic. What kind of fabric do you plan to use? Oh, and where did you learn fashion sketching or are you just a natural? That sketch looks great :up: Good luck!
User: MissTaraTara
Member since: 01-24-2006
Total posts: 227
From: Bsalet
Date: 03-19-2007, 03:42 PM (4 of 17)
Hey thanks guys! For the fabric I'm not too sure, I'm thinking a slight stretchy cotton, i think in a yellow, I'm going to go looking today :) For the sketches I've always been drawing but did take a summer course at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, then years later took a fashion sketching class for a couple of days, I actually have a book for fashion sketching, so that helped :) Thanks again!
Heres the book in case your interested :)
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: esrun3
Date: 03-19-2007, 06:36 PM (5 of 17)
Nice design-can't wait to see it finished! I couldn't draw to save my life!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Bsalet
Date: 03-20-2007, 06:31 PM (6 of 17)
Well I got my fabric and buttons! I lay out my pattern tonight!
I got a semi stretchy cotton yellow fabric...not too good at the names :)
Its labeled (on the receipt) Daffodil Interlock...
So ill be starting my project tonight!
Also thanks everyone for the posts :)
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: lendube
Date: 03-20-2007, 07:29 PM (7 of 17)
What an artiste you are! I'm so impressed. Looks so professional.

Good simple top. You'll do fine. If not, we're here to help.

Lennie :bluesmile
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: Bsalet
Date: 03-20-2007, 10:25 PM (8 of 17)
Thanks Lendube :) I'm sure I will have questions :)
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-20-2007, 11:38 PM (9 of 17)
Looks very late 60's early 70's.....( having worn something similar....) Have fun with the knit...
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Bsalet
Date: 03-28-2007, 02:56 AM (10 of 17)
Hi it's me agian :) I had to fly out to San Francisco for a while, so my project had to be put on hold :( But! I did start it, I was sewing the top strap to the 'shirt' when i broke my needle..I didnt see the pin :) But I'm heading back home on Monday so I shall continue then! :)
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: Bsalet
Date: 05-03-2007, 04:37 AM (11 of 17)
Yay! Im now done! It took two months (on the road, wisdom teeth pulled and just slacking) But now its finished! I had some trouble along the way, but im going to do another, with all the adjustments i made and different fabric. Well thats all! Heres the pictures, thanks for viewing!
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: PaulineG
Date: 05-03-2007, 06:36 AM (12 of 17)
Looks great. Good job you've done. And just in time to wear for your birthday.

BTW :bday: :bday: :bday:
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: DorothyL
Date: 05-03-2007, 07:45 AM (13 of 17)
Very pretty. I love the color.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: MaryW
Date: 05-03-2007, 07:46 AM (14 of 17)
So cool, it looks great.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: lendube
Date: 05-03-2007, 10:18 AM (15 of 17)
Great top and very good color for you (asumming that's you in the pic).

You should be proud.


User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-03-2007, 05:51 PM (16 of 17)
Aren't you clever to design, draft a pattern and make a tunic for yourself!!! Great job and it looks so good on you. I envy your talent.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: Bsalet
Date: 05-03-2007, 06:40 PM (17 of 17)
Wow thanks everyone! And thanks for the Happy Birthday! I appreciate it all ;)
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
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