I would love to spend more time sewing. I have so many plans rattling around in my head for projects, and have collected so many patterns I want to use. I had a few spare hours the other day, so I put them to good use in the sewing studio.
Another of my loves beyond straight sewing is the upcycling of the vintage linens I collect during my thrift shopping adventures. I came across this beautiful jacquard tablecloth, with an intricately woven floral pattern, some time back. I loved the ivory color and the drape of the fabric. My plan had been to turn it into a tunic top.
I used a pin from my Pinterest board, Sew Inspired, as my inspiration. It’s a picture of a cutting layout for a tunic top. The only measurement I used was my bust measurement, to which I added 2 inches for ease. I used a bateau neckline and self drafted a facing from a linen table scarf (or altar cloth?). I elected not to embellish the resulting top because I felt that the pattern woven into the fabric was such a beautiful and subtle statement that I did not want to overwhelm it with trim.
Here is the resulting top. I am really looking forward to wearing it soon. I think it could be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and the accessories.
Thanks for looking!