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JAN- Journal Post: Making a Wardrobe from Scratch-

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I have begun. The once daunting task of making a new wardrobe has now settled into me as an interesting adventure. I look forward to my clothing being an expression of who I am now.

The Flannel Tunic & Shrug

So here is where it starts- This cozy flannel tunic was inspired by the white garment I was gifted after the fire. So, simple, it is based on many historic Ethnic garments that are created from  rectangles. Here are the measurements and the shapes if you want one, with notes on what I changed to give it more comfort and shape. This is very roomy and would be a dress on a shorter person..it is mid though for me (5'10"). You can play with various size seam allowances to reduce or add more fullness. 

 

Shaping the Tunic:

#1 The  shoulder and sleeve line is straight (see on the left)...we are not. I angled the shoulder line and added 2" more (at the top of the sleeve) and curved to seamline to create a cap for the shoulder.

#2 All the pieces are cut on straight grain. Cutting the side panel on the bias gives more shape and drape to the garment. The pegged shape can be accentuated by curving the side panel in from the hem. 

#3 Adding a shawl collar- I used the selvedge edge for the fold back edge along the front neckline. To include a shawl collar, sew the front panel down the center front and at the center back of the collar first. A collar from another favorite pattern could be added. 

#4 Combine the center front and back pieces, set aside. Next combine the sleeve and side pieces. The last step would be to sew the side seams from the bottom of the front up and over the shoulder to the bottom of the hem in the back. Pockets could be added in that seam too. 

The Shrug- 

Beautiful Japanese Gauze makes this French Fold Shrug. I love both sides and finished the seams so it could be reversible.

Hand-Stitching: I love the process of choosing threads to compliment both sides of the fabric for hand stitching for seams and embellishment. 

All the edges are opportunities for accent...with this fabric the folded, hand stitched edges show the contrasting fabric. Embellishment-following the designs on the fabric with the needle and thread, add more interest. 

Shrugs are one of my favorite garments and a great accessory every season. This is a great time of year to take stock and revise our wardrobes. I hope you jump in with me and make what's in your closet more YOU!     Diane

 

 

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