I brought this fabric over a year ago. (Yes, I'm a fabric hoarder too!) However I knew that I would put it to good use once I found the perfect pattern.
That day came when I sat and watched Mimi G TV (as I call it). She posted to YouTube the DIY Hooded Tunic Sew Along . Using McCall's pattern 7020, she modified the pattern to make this stylish outfit.
Let me first say this, I didn't use the recommended fabric choice (NOT RECOMMENDED) but I really wanted this outfit in this color. My fabric choice was a polyester blend with no stretch. WOW!! To think I actually knew that! If you would have asked me a year ago, I wouldn't have been able to tell you what fabric I used. I'm growing....
The directions that she provided were very easy to follow. I categorize myself as an intermediate sewer, but I tend to stay away from zippers and pockets. Yet I was determined to insert pockets as instructed. I did have slight difficulty with the pockets, but I do see where I went wrong and will have corrected for the NEXT one in a stretchy fabric. The fact the fabric had no stretch was a tiny challenge as well. Practice makes perfect!!
I love everything about his outfit. I had my hands in my pockets most of the day and pulled on the hood quite a bit. I'm not one for showing much leg, so the next one will have some length to it for sure.
Overall, I think I did a pretty good job with this outfit. I received a ton of compliments when I wore it to church and the sewing groups on FB went wild!! I felt like a big girl in the sewing world! Encouraging me the more.
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