Monday, March 27, 2017

Twist of Fate Tunic

Jess's latest barkcloth fabric is now shipping to stores and is available for purchase. It's her Holding Pattern collection that she designed for Cloud9 Fabrics. I showed you this selection called Twist of Fate before, when I'd made a wristlet from a bit of sample fabric I'd received. You can see that here.

So here's the Twist of Fate again. But look closely... there's a zipper in there somewhere! Invisible, right? I love it when the print lines up just like I want it to - on the first try! It was cause for a happy dance, because it could've looked so bad if the print was off!

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.

That Garden Variety print is also part of the Holding Pattern collection.


Jessica Jones said...

Thanks again, Mum! :)

Grandma G said...

You're welcome again! I love you! ❤

annie dee said...

Stunning. Everything. Including the hair color! By

Jenny said...

You do such a wonderful job lining up and matching prints! I'm not sure I would ever mange to line up a print at the back seam like that! I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee! By (what?)

Thank you, Jenny! It begins with the cutting. 😉

Geneviève Thiffault said...

You did a fantastic job, great work! I didn't notice how you matched the print on the collar on your IG pictures, but it's such a nice detail.

Jess did take good pictures of your stuff, she really knows how to show off your items!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Gen! From both of us. ❤

annie dee said...

"by" was my finger sliding over the keypad by mistake. ignore that :)