Wednesday, February 13, 2013

[ from curtain panel to...? ]

OK, I've kept you in suspense long enough. I know you're dying to know what I did with that curtain panel.

Well, I think most of you know that I'm a huge fan of a pretty tunic top. Looks great with white jeans or linen pants in the summer or skinny jeans in the winter. So much cuter and prettier than a t-shirt. I really can't get enough of them.

And so, here it is!

Isn't it cute? I love the casual peasant style of it and it's so comfy...

I wanted to add some beads to the velvet ribbon drawstring just for detail but I didn't have any on hand. Instead, I sewed a button on the front and back of each end and I think it does the trick!

This is the pattern I used for it...

It's a downloadable pdf pattern purchased from Sew Mama Sew. The great thing is you just print out the pages you need for your size, which style of sleeve you want {straight or bell}, tape them together and you're off and running! 

There are cutting lines for various lengths so you can make it as a shirt, tunic or dress. The best part is that it's a very easy pattern - no fussy fitting of sleeves or complicated facings ~ just the way I like it! And when I discovered that a single curtain panel or twin size sheet has just the right amount of fabric, that was even better {saved me a trip to the fabric store}. I love to repurpose things and this worked perfectly. {tip: use a very thin cotton}

So what do you think? A good use of a curtain panel?



Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said... you are so talented! It is such an adorable top!! I agree with you...much cuter and more comfy than a t-shirt!

Meeling said...

Fabulous Lisa!! Love it. I adore the button touch on the drawstring tie - too cute!!

designchic said...

No way - that is absolutely the print!!!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Very adorable. Great for that warm weather!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow I love it! So pretty!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

This the best idea I have seen in a long time! I want one!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Well that was a complete surprise. I did NOT expect that. Way to go Lisa. It's totally adorable.


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