Friday, October 1, 2010

The Gabby Tunic







For my sister's birthday in May I decided to make her a tunic. I already had the pattern because I love to buy a bunch when they are 99 cents. There are two options for this top. Either the yo-yo flower style I made here or you can make it with bows, which I plan on doing. So she picked out some fabric and then I got to work.
    
This is McCall's M5851. She likes it with the belt more because she is obsessed with accessories, but I like how it hangs without. It looks great with a black shade/layers underneath.

The process was pretty simple because you make the bust, lower portion, connect them and put in a zipper. The yo-yo's are sewn together and to the top by hand. We wanted hers to be more durable so we used a cotton, but it would be pretty with some of the recommended fabrics: silk crepe or charmeuse. 

The part that took the longest was making tons and tons of yo-yo's! I made the recommended amount and I should have known I would have several left over. But it turned out to be a good thing because I turned those extra yo-yo's into hair clips and pins! 

You can see the one in her hair is backed with a ruffle of black cotton and has a pretty pearl in the middle. I've made a variety of hair clips/pins using my leftover yo-yo's and will have some up for sale soon in My Etsy Shop

10 comments:

southernscraps said...

Cute top!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Very nice, and I love the colors.

zeshuregi said...

really nice combination..

Charmaine said...

thats gorgeous; good job.



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Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This is absolutely fabulous!

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Mandy said...

I really LOVE this - if you have a minute, swing by my link party: www.craftedition.blogspot.com

I am bookmarking this for future referece!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love the colors, and love that the yo yo's make the straps!

Mandy said...

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

This turned out so cute. I'd love it if you linked it up to my Top-toberfest shirt celebration. I'm celebrating all week long. Feel free to link up any shirts that you've made, embellished, or refashioned.

http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/p/top-toberfest.html

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