Monday, March 21, 2016

Bluebonnets and Butterflies

The best laid plans. I'm joining in with Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor today as she takes over Blue Monday after so many years of Smiling Sally. 

I saw this fabric and pattern and couldn't resist the beautiful blue bonnets and the butterflies. So I selected a tunic pattern. By the way have you priced patterns lately??? Yikes! I haven't sewn for myself for some time, but I thought I'd give it a try. Well........

Here's the pattern and the fabric. Isn't t pretty?

The good news is that it fits me perfectly. I was careful to get all the adjustments in place to shorten the waist, narrow the shoulders, etc., etc., and my sewing machine worked perfectly.

The bad news is that it looks like something a nurse or assistant would wear do a doctor's office. Not sure I can wear it out in public. My girlfriend and I laughed until we cried!

Have a wonderful Monday. Think I should wear it?6a00e552178e4988330147e0dd092c970b-pi

Linda Kay

34 comments:

Gosia k said...

the tunic looks great to wera it in the spring

biebkriebels said...

Very creative and well made, my compliments. I haven't sewed for ages!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute.

Latane Barton said...

Put it aside until someone in the family gets sick... then you can play Nurse Linda.

Lowcarb team member said...

Now I would have gone for something pink - as pink is my favourite colour.
I'm known in the family for being a 'teapot' and a 'pink lady' LOL.

My advice, if you're happy wearing it then wear it, but if it doesn't get worn, well perhaps someone else may wear it. Any of my clothes etc that doesn't get worn or used is re-cycled to a charity shop.

Good wishes for the coming week

All the best Jan

Grantham Lynn said...

Well it is pretty. I kinda agree. It would make a lovely tablerunner.
Now you've got that pattern down and corrections you can whip up another one fast! Thanks for sharing.

ellen b said...

You made me chuckle, too, as I pictured you and your friend laughing! It's a mighty fine job of sewing!
Happy blue to you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty tunic and a cute post. I had a chickle over Latane's comment about Nurse Linda. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

William Kendall said...

Interesting pattern, anyway!

Mike said...

I think you should wear it the next time you visit someone in the hospital. Let them wonder what department you're from. Don't forget the green scrub pants.

Michele Truhlik said...

So funny! I'm glad you laughed so hard. Laughter is so good for the soul. Love the bluebonnets (they're really out in bloom here in Texas and they're spectacular), love tunics and I say, if you like it wear it! Who cares what anyone else thinks! You put a lot of love into making it...
But I understand: I have clothes in my closet that I just don't feel comfortable in -- and they continue to hang in the closet.
Looks like you did a great job sewing it. I think it's just fine!

Michele at Angels Bark

Shug said...

laughter is certainly good for the soul. I think it's beautiful and now days.....people wear all kinds of things everywhere. It will look great with a nice pair of pants..... show it off!!!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I think it's a cute tunic and definitely Spring-like, Nice patters and creative! Wear it proudly.

Linda W. said...

I think the material is pretty and you should definitely wear it! Boy, I haven't sewn in so long....I'm sure material and patterns are quite a bit pricier.

fishducky said...

I wouldn't!!

Amy at love made my home said...

Very pretty fabric! I think you should wear it out, but even if you are not so keen yourself I certainly think you should wear it at home, it looks as though it would be lovely and cool and airy in the summer when it is hot! xx

Kay said...

Beautiful! I hope you're wearing it now.

"E." "Beth" Edwards said...

trying to think what i would call it ... i love it. like boho chic is what i think the hip people call it??! yes, i just googled it. way cool. love the colors. ( :

LV said...

From some of the styles I have seen your top looks great. Wear it.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Indeed.....what a great job of work too.

Betsy Adams said...

Love your tunic ---simply because I love both blue bonnets AND butterflies... SO colorful...

You need to wear it regardless....

Hugs,
Betsy

Denise inVA said...

Well, I am glad you had a good laugh but it looks really pretty! You did a great job as far as I can see.

Nonnie said...

I love bluebonnets and I think you did a great job. I think you should wear it at least once. However, if it makes you feel that way, maybe you could do something else with it. At least you and your friend had a great time with it. Maybe it served its purpose?

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks as if you have done an excellent job of making it.
Wear it out in public, you might be surprised - people might like it!

Rose said...

Oh, yes, wear it. It is pretty. And yes I know about the price of patterns and fabric. It is basically why I don't make clothes very often. I would hate to admit how much it cost to make this for Lorelei. But she was with me and asking for it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Of course you should wear it, pair it with some bright blue capris or dark denim shorts and sandals! How cute! hugs, Diane

Jeanne said...

Linda Kay, Your post has me really smiling. I used to sew everything I wore as well as for my daughters. No, I haven't priced patterns lately. I think the pattern is very cute but I can see why the final top could be a bit uniform looking. I give you kudos for even sewing for yourself. The last time I sewed it was a going away dress for our daughter's wedding. They have been married almost 25 years. Having said all this, I think you should at least wear it and give it a chance. Let us know how this works out.

Thank you for Joining Blue Monday at Backyard Neighbor. I am having fun doing this for Sally.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter.
xo,
Jeanne

peppylady (Dora) said...

Haven't sewn in ages and when I was in high school most pattern was still under $2.00.
Stop in from "Biebkriebels"
Coffee is on

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Linda, you are too funny! I have priced patterns - it's ridiculous! I always look for them at the thrift stores now (slim pickin's there, though, unless you like frump:) Well, even if you don't wear your tunic out in public, it would make an excellent gardening frock. Maybe add a couple of pockets to hold gloves, etc. Plus, you know the pattern works for you, so find some pretty, flowy fabric for the next one! xx Karen

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Linda, it looks very pretty and you sewed it beautifully! If you feel it is too busy a pattern to wear out, it surely looks comfortable to wear while lounging at home or as a beach cover up.

Patricia said...

Your tunic top is beautifully sewn Linda Kay. I love the bluebonnet fabric too, which reminds me of Texas. As a fellow sewist, I have often made fabric choices which I'm not so sure about in the finished garment. As the other ladies say, you can style it up with denim, and I thought with the blue it would work at the beach too. Patterns are expensive, but you can make this one a few more times in totally different fabric choices. A plain linen could look lovely in Summer, and be very versatile. Great sew!

Saucy Kodz said...

I think you did a wonderful job and I think you should wear it in summer. Its bright and colourful and very pretty. I wouldn't think of you as a nurse or assistant as our Nurses have to wear uniforms. I am so glad they don't look like carnival clowns anymore.. At one point, it was hard to tell if someone was a nurse - the only people that you knew who they were- were the cleaning staff because they all wore burgundy uniforms. Anyway, I think the top is beautiful - its a feel good colour waiting for summer. cheers

Rory Bore said...

It's so pretty though!! That's too bad. Maybe a nice gardening shirt? I have one like that - was an "oops" buy that looked great on the hanger. It's my lounge inside dress now... because it was about a foot too long!! LOL

Far Side of Fifty said...

I cannot sew so you are to be commended. Gift it to a hospital worker:)

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