Friday, 8 August 2008

The Anna Tunic - overlocked!


I know I said it would be lounge pants, but a girl can change her mind!
I have had this fabric for ages, it's an old curtain bought for £2 in a charity shop. Who says blondes can't wear yellow?
Anyway ... this is a really simple tunic to make. I did the cutting out last night and put the main bits together using the 4 thread overlock stitch. Then I went to bed because it was past midnight and I forsaw mistakes and swearing.

Usually, I would stitch, then trim, then overlock both edges. This does all three steps in one. And it's soooo quick!

For the belt, I just cut a thick strip, pressed in half and roll hemmed the edges. I used yellow and white threads for this effect.



And the same on the button loops. I love how this looks with those vintage buttons.

And here it is!


I just love how it has turned out. I still used my regular machine for the yoke, but used the rolled hem around the arms and used the overlock stitch on the lining hem. I didn't need to hem the outer piece because I was sneaky and used the existing curtain hemming.

9 comments:

CalicoDaisy said...

No way! You've already made something? Mine still sits set up in its photography position waiting for me. I haven't even watched the video or gone to lessons. Maybe this weekend ...

JuliaB said...

Ooooh it's lovely!
Have you spent a fortune on threads??? x

blossomsmum said...

You are just getting better and better but i'm sure you should be doing something else like .....erm....washing lol.x

Lesley said...

Oh my word - I can't believe you made that lovely tunic as your first time on the overlocker piece!!!

Fab :)

xxx

Sue said...

I love that top! Very pretty!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

I want one! I want one!

Joleo said...

That's a lovely top and a good demonstration of how much time they save :) I'm so tempted to crack the back of my plastic, I can't tell you...

willywagtail said...

Obviously nothing wrong with blondes in yellow. It has always been my daughter's favourite colour - strong yellow- and she looks great, too. If you keep it up I will wish I had a husband to get me an overlocker. Just so great. Cherrie

April said...

Very nice - well done you

April xx