Hey guess what? It’s still winter 😦 March, if nothing else, gives me peace of mind for warmer weather but in Indiana it’s still pretty much bitterly cold until May… So, I still have to dress accordingly even though I am SO in the mood for lighter weight refashions! 🙂
I hated the thought of all my Nanny’s clothes being sold or donated to someone who would never know how awesome she is. When she and my papaw moved to a nursing facility, our families took what we wanted of theirs. This robe was one of many things I took. I could probably wear it around my house as-is because it’s super warm but… vanity, as always, prevails over nostalgia 🙂
Sorry… but we’re gonna have to bypass this situation entirely. Believe it or not, I used a pattern for the task at hand.
Bypassing the armpits, I laid out the pattern pieces, cut, and sewed them together.
Notice the pockets? I had to work around those and the zipper, then cut them out entirely.
It was easy to sew the 2 pieces of the body together. It turned out to be an okay looking tunic, but I decided to get a wee bit creative with the scraps…
I decided to do a fun little “Cap sleeve” detail using the red/white leftovers
I finished the raw edges with a rolled hem on my Serger and called it a tunic! 😉
I paired it with one of Nanny’s necklaces I took as well… I figured it only befitting 🙂
It wasn’t my intention to look like an elf or the Italian flag… this is what I had to work with. I, literally, have my nanny wrapped around me like a hug with this new tunic. You can never have too many hugs from your nanny 🙂