Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tunic Top (M5666 View B)

If you want to make something very fast, easy and right from the envelop , try this pattern, it's an easy , the instructions were straight forward and I did not have to do any alteration at all.
I used kind of batiste fabric , and I used french seam throughout for clean inside.
For the hem, I used also an embroidery thread that matches the fabric and I used 1" seam length for the serging.
I did not put casing or elastic in the tommy area , instead I will be wearing this with a belt, for a classy look............what do you think? lol...............................................

Top Inside-out to show french seam

The hem (showing the close serging)

Finished top

You all have fun and have a lovely week :) Aminat


I was asked by Faye about the serger treatment I used for this blouse, but in case any other person would like to know how I set the tension , this is what I did.

For the serger treatment I used for this top. I have an old janome mylock serger, with 3 threads.

(1)I set the length to 1", which will make the seam close together.

(2) I set the upper-looper tension to 6,

(3)The lower-looper tension to 6,

(4)The needle tension to 4.

So I have (4-6-6)configuration. Usually I check with the same fabric before I serge my real fabric on it. But for this particular top this is the tension configuration I used.

I hope his helps, Please let me know if you need more information.


28 comments:

  1. Very pretty top, nice for Spring. Nice job on the french seams, perfect finish.

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  2. The Tunic is very pretty and like the finishing details.

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  3. Great top. I love the fabric too.

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  4. Very pretty!!! I love that fabric.

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  5. That is certainly a bright and springy top. Good job.

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  6. Hot top. Vibrant color is perfect!

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  7. Thanks for the lovely compliment on my daughter's jumper. The faux leather can be found at Fabric.com.

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  8. This is so cute.Love the colour! How about seeing it on you. I love seeing garments on people. I have a New Look pattern very similar to this that I want to try soon.Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

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  9. Thanks Sistahs for all your inspiring comments. Don't worry sew passionista, I will get DH to take a picture of me wearing the top and the previous jacket, I love to show the garments on me , but atimes it's difficult to get someone to take me. Thanks all

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  10. beautiful top. I love the fabric. i wish i have this pattern too. the idea of using a belt is brilliant :)

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  11. This is such a cute top! Love the fabric you used.

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  12. Thanks for looking in at my pants. I am working on making this my TNT pants pattern.

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  13. P.S. Can you tell me how you got that hem treatment with your serger. I'm wonder if I can do that with mine?

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  14. I just received your answer in my email. Thanks for sending it. Looking back at your blog I see that you had already shared that infor. I am real slow sometimes. Thanks and I will let you know when I try it.

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  15. I have that same pattern, Your shirt came out nicely done. Love the fabric color you have. Great job.:)

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  16. I love things that easy to make as these were.

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  17. great top and fabulous fabric! And you left the best comment on my blog today! Beautifully said. :)

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  18. Hey, I left an award for you on my blog.

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  19. Gurl I nominated you for an award. Check out my blog!

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  20. I have nominated you for the Sisterhood Award. Go to my blog to continue.

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  21. I agree with the masses! You're tunic is gorgeous!

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  22. Well, looks like someone beat me to it. I nominated you as well for a sisterhood award that someone nominated me for 2 days ago (just getting my names posted this eve).

    I did it because to me you have much humility to say that you are a beginning sewist--not by the projects you've been tackling...far too humble. Thanks for all of the encouraging posts you've given me. You'll see the guidelines on my blog or another's. Take care.

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  23. Animat, I left you an award on my blog, the Sisterhood award. I so appreciate you always taking time to comment on my blog. Have a great weekend!

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  24. Hi. I nominated you for the Sisterhood Award.

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  25. I love this top , the fabric is beautiful.

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