And I am sooo enjoying it! This time I am using a pattern from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick, the Tonic 2 – with a few modifications.
I have made the sleeves shorter for the summer and have made the hemline shorter in the front and longer in the back (like a mullet?).
I found a material with a snake skin pattern on it. When I purchased it I had in mind to use the nice mellow solid blue (wrong) side, but after turning it this way and that I decided to go with the snake skinned side.
This definitely was an easy pattern: front, back and sleeves, then a few long strips for the self made bias tape around the neck, sleeves and hem – not something instructed in the pattern, but something else I decided to try. It was easy to sew with my sewing machine using a ball point needle and a long narrow zig zag stitch, holding the fabric taut as I sewed.
I used the blue (wrong) side for the bias tape, sewed it all on (blue side to snake skinned side) and then folded it over to the inside and pinned it so I could sew it again with my blind hem foot. This foot sewed the bias tape down, travelling in the ditch on the right side of the fabric, completely invisible.
My Tonic 2 turned out great and it is so comfortable to wear!
All for a grand total of $ 7.50 for the fabric plus thread – the PDF pattern was free!