As promised in my previous post -here is the Kitty tunic shirt that I made using the fabric given for my birthday. The pattern is a ‘hack’ from my Kitty shirt dress which was itself a ‘hack’ from the Kwik Sew K3736 Bolero jacket. I am certainly getting my money’s worth from that pattern and that’s even before I have a go at making up the dress included in the pattern envelope.
To make the adaptations was a simple matter of extending the bodice front and back, adding a shaped hem and also lengthening the sleeves.
Construction was very straightforward. To emphasise the shaping of the collar in this busy print, I added some Cream satin piping. For the front fastening I did find some fantastic buttons in my stash but as there were so many I decided not to use them on the blouse. Instead I plan to buy more of this particular printed cotton to make a button thru’ dress.
n.b. actual colourway is more sage than this picture shows.
Finally, I used some more of the White plastic poppers (similar to those for the dog-print shirt posted in May). Because of the length of the shirt and the spacing of just 2 inches apart, there are 9 poppers which in hindsight is probably overkill, but hey ho they are installed now so no going back!
Kitty Tunic Shirt
So there we have it – the first of my August makes completed. Now onto the next project…. what will it be?