Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jamie tunic shirt part deux

I decided to construct another Jamie dress minus the long skirt to show what I did differently to make the shirt instead of the full dress.



The bodice is the same as in the instructions. For the skirt, instead of the recommended skirt yardage I took my hip measurement and added four inches. I will be withholding that information to my grave.The length I cut at fourteen  inches. That gives lots of leeway in deciding how short or long you want the top. I am 5-7 and it was mini skirt length on me. A very short mini skirt so more a micro mini ;o) Not a look I need to be going for at my age.











When you get to this point, try the dress on! This was the point of no return!!!! Once that zipper goes in this baby is complete. If you find there is still too much fabric in the skirt you can rip the stitches and take and take more out without having to redo the zipper.





















Here are the finished shots but first let me say to all the women that sew clothing and take pictures....I bow down to you!!!!! Good golly Miss Molly!!!!!!!! It is harder to take ONE decent picture of yourself in a garment than it is to get a toddler potty trained! The shots are horrible, I confess, but these are the best. I may have to have my entire computer hard drive erased to get rid of the really really bad stuff that I did take. I miss the good old days of having the ability to burn the photos and negatives :o)

This is the shorter version



This is the longer version



Many thanks to Sara for starting the Jamie Dress Sew-A-Long and she was kind enough to invite me to guest post on photography ( not the fashion kind that involves tripods and timers) here. Sara, you are awesome!!!!!

14 comments :

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

No, *YOU* are awesome! :-) Did you get your package today yet? ::giggle::

Jodi said...

I love them both!

Lindsay Conner said...

Both look so cute!! Nice job. :)

Bree said...

They both look cute & I'm definitely have to go this route for at least one top!

Sourkraut said...

I love the fabric you used on this one. That color looks fabulous on you! Thanks for the tips about what to do differently. You make it look so easy.

Becky said...

oh ACK! I wish I had thought of that before I made mine a tunic without measuring my hips. DUH! Yours are gorgeous.

Kim said...

Thank you so much everyone :o)

Sara, My package came today!!!!!! You are beyond coolness :o) Thank you so much!

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

I really like this idea! You are right about getting a decent picture of yourself and the things you made while wearing them! OH today my 5 year old got the camera duty. Oh goodness the PICTURES! She did very well for being 5 but still very entertaining.

Kim said...

Let me know when you post those pics! I am afraid to let the four year old near ANY camera,LOL!

Melissa said...

This is a great idea! I love your take on the dress pattern. Thanks for posting the instructions!

Ana @ Don't Fear the Ripper said...

This is great! Thank you for this tutorial, I will try it as a tunic too one day. I agree that the skirt has a LOT of fabric. :)

Meg said...

I love the longer version! So cute! Thanks for the tips!

Kelli said...

These look so great! I was just talking to my SIL yesterday about wanting to sew this dress but I LOVE it as a tunic!
Thanks for the inspiration!

A2Zmama said...

Love, love, love this! I caught the link from Sis Boom's Flickr group, and I wanted to thank you for posting on how to do this. I was just asking Jennifer this morning to make a shirt based on Jamie.

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