I made a tunic for Jess using a vintage pattern, Simplicity 9010, which was one I'd made a dress from for myself way back when. I also had made a dress for her from that same pattern a couple years ago. You can see and get details about that one here.
This is the completed Tunic.
We had some discussion about which way that stand-up collar should go, since with that print there were several options. This is what we decided on, and I like it a lot.
I intended to hand-deliver it to Jess last week, as Grandpa and I were planning a trip to visit her and Alex. That didn't happen, though, because first Grandpa got sick with this horrible cold-type virus (which he still hasn't completely recovered from) that's been making the rounds. Just when he thought maybe he was up to making the drive, Jess and Alex both got sick with the same ugly thing. So we postponed our trip to a later to-be-determined date, sometime after planting is completed.
So I mailed the tunic, along with the Hippo Hobo bag and the Dumplings, to Jess. She has better places for photo-taking in her house than I do, especially for larger items, so here's the lovely shot she got of the tunic.
Alex also took a great photo of her modeling it!
(My first thought when I saw that pic was that her hairdresser nailed her original auburn hair color. I love it!)
She also sent me a photo she'd taken of the Hippo Hobo bag, and since she takes such nice pics in her pretty settings, I thought I'd share that with you, too.