A while back I was musing about what to make with this fabric that I nicknamed Big Flowers (for obvious reasons). I bought it a few years ago and can not remember what my “plan” was for this material. It’s a nice stretch cotton woven fabric and I’d enough for a dress. Then I thought “Self, that is not such a super idea. You’d look like a cheerful florist at a trade show booth enticing passersby with free fertilizer samples. Rethink.”
I then saw this tunic pattern on Kat’s blog and thought I’d use Big Flowers for that. The pattern is Wiksten Tova and was apparently very hot on the web a while ago and hard to come by. Since I’m late to this party it’s very easy to come by as a download (from here).
This pattern is pretty darn simple. I cut it out in about half an hour and didn’t bother to do much in the way of marking (but then truth be told, I never to much marking – I’m a seat of the pants sewing rebel). I then sewed up most of the top during the awesome 49ers win against the Packers. I could have finished the whole thing but I had to stop and cheer and swear and shake my fist a bit, as one does. Slightly more info available in my review on Pattern Review.
Am I the only one who loves to craft during (American) football games? I sew when they’re not playing actively, and in a game of fits and starts you can apparently sew up a whole freaking blouse. I like to imagine other crafty endeavors taking place during the games filled with all those commercials aimed at dudes drinking cheap beer and looking at lady boobies. I wonder if anyone
knows cares half their audience is female? And crafty?