|Tabula Rasa Knit Tunic with Swing Sides|
This is an ITY Fabric Mart border print knit and while I was happy, I wanted it slightly longer.
|Double border fabric and how I cut out the pieces|
Next up was my boho fabric version...a rayon burn-out knit and two different laces, all underlined with powder-dry, a thin, breathable knit.
This nude powder-dry is ages old....back from a Yahoo fabric buying group before we had easy on-line shopping. I hand basted the front, back and sleeves, thinking that the burgundy lace would be floaty enough on the sides not to need underlining. Wrong!! I could see my fleshy mid section right through that lace. I used an even lighter fabric, a very thin tricot and hand basted that to the side panel lace so that it would keep the lightweight drape but become opaque. Saved....or rather I saved the public from muffin top views.
|Tricot pinned to the side swing panels|
|No prying eyes here.|
|Tabula Rasa Knit Tunic and infinity scarf|
|A better picture with truer colors|
|Auditioning the proportion and placement of different fabrics|
|Double fabric neckline finish|
Last photo is me wearing my first Tabula Rasa Knit Tunic in Quebec City where we got to watch the September "super moon" rise from the 10th floor deck of the airbnb apt. we rented. More about the trip and souvenir fabric shopping to come later.
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