KCW Day 6: September Tunic

Saturday, April 12, 2014

KCW ends tomorrow, and I can say that I am very pleased with how I did!! This experience has been wonderful for more reasons than one. What I am taking from KCW is a new found discipline to sit behind my machine for an hour a day and create something beautiful. Being a mom can become so overwhelming, and like how I need meetings to keep me sane, I also benefit from doing something that I love everyday as well. It's very rewarding.

Let's talk patterns: 
This is the "September Tunic" that is in an amazing bundle called the Perfect Pattern Parcel. Perfect Pattern Parcel is created by a group of indie designers that put together 5 patterns and allow you to name your price.  But would you like to know the best part? All proceeds are donated to support children's education; it provides pencils, microscopes, crayons ect. The PPP stands for a wonderful cause and I am more than willing to donate to help our education system! But hurry, there are only a couple days left to buy, so get on it! 



Let me start off by saying that I am in love with this pattern. It is like a mix between Soho gypsy and a princess... Which means it screamed Madison! Too Sweet Patterns is the designer of this top. She gives you an option to make a dress or tunic, and since we have been accumulating a plethora of dresses, I opted for the tunic.



The fabric you may ask? My fiancĂ© described it as "Madison looks like she puked up a gumball machine!!!" I beg to differ sir hehe. 

My grandparents spent a year in Ghana quite some time ago (I must have been maybe 7???) and came back with all of these wonderful outfits. They recently moved, and she was going through some of her old things and offered me this box of "fabric gold". She told me I could use the fabric anyway I wanted. So, I took her offer and came across an old dress of mine from Africa, and couldn't resist making the tunic out of it. Hope you love it Omi!!


The button down back is simple yet flattering. I chose some green buttons and paired it with some hot pink thread. I think it makes the top just pop! 


This pattern was very easy to sew and came with some good pictorial instructions. I can't wait till Madison comes home on Monday and can try it on! 









10 comments :

  1. This is darling! I adore your fabric and button choices. I'd love to see you join us at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party at www.theinspiredwren.com.

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  2. Wow thank you Ren! I would love too!

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  3. great happy fabric indeed!! and I also have got the PP parcel 2 and loving it! this pattern is on my list.

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  4. Thank you so much ladies! And to think I have a whole bin of fabric from Africa and Egypt... Oh the possibilities!

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  5. It's adorable, what a gorgeous print!what I wouldn't give to dig though that fabric stash!

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  6. Love your fabric choice and the buttons with pink thread is so cute ... great job!!!!

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  7. Thank you so so much for all the love ladies!

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  8. So gorgeous, the detailing is just perfect!

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