SEWING || JOSEPHINE TUNIC IN LUDLOW!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Josephine Tunic by Made by Rae // Sewn by VeryShannon.com
Josephine Tunic by Made by Rae // Sewn by VeryShannon.com
Josephine Tunic by Made by Rae // Sewn by VeryShannon.com

I recently got some time in to do some sewing for me. One of my goals this year is to sew as much of my wardrobe as possible & I've been having so much fun with it!

When Rae released her newest pattern - Josephine I knew I had to make it right away! Luckily I had just gotten my hands on Dear Stella's new line Ludlow that is a lovely cotton shirting! I fell madly for this adorable floral print Rosebuds that I thought would pair nicely with the feminine pleats and style of this tunic! As some of you discussed on instagram...I feel very Anne of Green Gables in this dress and love every bit of it! The puffy sleeves, pleats....need I say more? I looooooove Anne of Green Gables so this dress just makes me happy.

Josephine is filled with options! It's an awesome pattern but the best part - you can make it for your bust size!!! You can choose to make either A/B cup or C/D cup! I swear I did a happy dance Rae! I had to make zero adjustments for my bust! And not for the back either! That is a win win for me!!!! Plus those pleats - so fun to sew!!!! I loved that detail! I decided to make Option A but with the back of Option B (the elastic waist)! See - options! You can mix and match!


Josephine Tunic by Made by Rae // Sewn by VeryShannon.com

I can't wait to make another one with a more flowy fabric so I can try out the wider sleeve with elastic on the cuff! I think the blouse version will be next for me in a lovely solid! Rae's patterns are always clear to follow and easy to sew! I highly recommend Josephine especially for someone looking to hide some of those "parts" they don't want to highlight. This dress skims over the tummy instead of highlighting my problem area! It's a great length so I can show my legs but I also don't feel like my bust is exposed and I like that! It's nice to have a cute tunic that I can wear doing all my daily errands but can still play with the kids in since I don't have cleavage falling out everywhere!

I sewed the size XL for upper portion of the dress and graded out to the XXL for the lower. Now that I've sewed this one up though I would just make the XL for the whole dress next time. I didn't need the excess fabric that I thought I would for the waist/skirt portion. Since I'd like to try one without the elastic casing on the back this would be a must make adjustment for me. Before the elastic casing this tunic was way too big on my hips/back portion. Overall though Josephine will be a repeat sew in my house. I cannot wait to make another one!!!

Josephine Tunic by Made by Rae // Sewn by VeryShannon.com
Josephine Tunic by Made by Rae // Sewn by VeryShannon.com
Josephine Tunic by Made by Rae // Sewn by VeryShannon.com

I paired my Josephine with some cute boots, black leggings and my fave socks! How would you wear Josephine? What fabric are you going to use? Options you're making? Have you made one already? I can't wait to hear!
 Tunic: Josephine by Made by Rae
Size Made: XL graded out to XXL
Fabric: Rosebuds from Ludlow by Dear Stella
Boots: Payless Shoe Store

P.s. Yes, I know my little size tag says "L". It's for large. I like to label my clothing what size I would wear from a store (ready to wear) instead of my "sewing pattern size". Weird I know but it's how I remember what size I sewed.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! I REALLY REALLY like this top. And it is super flattering on you! Thanks for sharing. Will have to check out the pattern.

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  2. This is.. or your are.. so pretty! I love the pleats, and you're so right about the length, perfect, comfy not-showing-it-all-to-the-world-length. Look forward to seeing one with the elastic waist!

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    1. Awww, thanks Annie! You're a sweetie! The above does have an elastic waist. It's in the back :)

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    2. Sure! Come on by :) I always need more :) xoxox

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  3. I am so in awe of your wardrobe sewing skills. I've officially added "sew a garment for myself" to my to-do list for 2014! It's such a cute tunic and the fact that you made it... amazing.

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    1. I'm going to hold you to that! YOu can do it! Honestly - I don't think you would find it hard at all :)

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  4. Shannon! You look gorgeous! So happy you are sewing for yourself - well done!!!

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    1. Thanks Jess! I've been having so much fun this year sewing up clothes for myself! I'm addicted!

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  5. Looks lovely on you, especially with those boots :-)

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  6. Love your version! I'm made 2 so far (a wearable muslin already blogged and another yet-to-be-blogged) and am really digging the pattern.

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    1. Yay! Thanks Meg! I love how your wearable muslin came out! Looks great on you too!

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  7. How amazing is that fabric with your eyes?! Love how girly and cool the tunic is!

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    1. Awwww, thanks Esmari! That's so sweet of you to say!

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  8. Wow! What an amazing project! Looks fabulous too!

    The pleats look like they would have been a daunting task... but since you said they were fun.

    Such a cute outfit. Way to go!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Trust me, the pleats are not bad at all. They get sewn down the whole tunic so you simply fold, press and stitch. It doesn't take too long either. I enjoyed it :)

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  9. Makes me want to sew one. Looks great. Love your tags, where are they from?

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