8/23/15

Flipped the Script with Simplicity 1133

Simplicity 1133: Misses' vintage Super Jiffy wrap around beach cover-up or tunic and elastic waist pants pattern is quick and easy to sew using two main pattern pieces.

Fell in love with this pattern and knew I had to sew it.  I envisioned it making a great weekender to frolic around in.


Had the perfect fabric, a stretch rayon from my favorite fabric spot.... Virgo Fabrics, that has since closed.  With the bold print, something simple was needed and S1133 fit the bill. There was no tissue fitting going on with this pattern, it's just one large piece that makes up the front and back and went with the size 14.

The garment was cut on the fold and stay stitched along the neckline and armhole curves.  At this point, I pinned the garment together at the shoulder extensions and pulled it over my head and noted what changes would be needed...



...especially being that I would be flipping the script on this baby, where it's literally backwards.  Removed 3-1/2" from the back shoulder extensions and 2" from the front shoulder extensions.  Added the original armhole darts, which essentially are in the back. To get a closer fit under the armholes, I put in additional darts there.



Fold in the raw edges 1/4" and secured the fold with stitch witchery and final stitched and trimmed down the edges to stitching line.  Added rectangle buttons and done.


Seriously, this tunic was a quick and easy sew, although it took me two weeks before I donned it.  Mainly due to the fact that the shorts that I have in my closet were not working with it.

Finally decided to go with refashioned leggings. 



 Put them on, marked my cutting line and folded to the inside and again, used stitch witchery to anchor the fold and final stitched.


Thankfully I added a tack stitch to secure the front from opening all the way. Couldn't have my abs & bra being flashed....lol





The tunic was perfect for frolicking out and about in on the weekend, especially being that it was Hawt out there !
Tunics are garments that are not easy for me to wear, being that I am short and vertically challenged.  However, I tried to follow a few tips from Buzzle:

  • Make sure the tunic is not too short
  • Thigh-high is the perfect length.
  •  If the tunic is printed, plain, flat pumps should do the trick
  • Make sure the length of the shorts is not equal to or lesser than that of the tunic.

 Until then,

Have a Great Weekend !!!

20 comments:

Bonnie said...

Great outfit. The proportions look great on you. Very flattering. I like the tunic print. Great choice of fabric print.

edube said...

How do you manage to look so sharp even when wearing playclothes? :)). All those exercise sessions really payoff, I guess. Great outfit.

Terri Berry said...

Too cute Sheila...and let me just say...nice legs!!!

DJ said...

Cute tunic! I like the way you flipped it.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Love this! I would never have thought this pattern could be sewn up in such a cute fashion.

HeathersSphere said...

You are totally rockin' this style, Sheila! Superb for the sun and fun weather.

Myra said...

I love the way you flipped this! It's a great tunic! I especially like the way you paired it with your refashioned leggings!

Styling Me said...

Nice summer outfit and it looks good on you.

Sheila said...

Thank you Bonnie ! I've had the fabric for some time and finally found a project for it.

Sheila said...

Awww you are such a Dear... Thank you Edube ! Being an emptynester w/ a lot of free time helps. The exercise sessions are a contributor too.

Sheila said...

HiTerri and Thank you so much ! !

Sheila said...

Thank you so much DJ ! !

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Carolyn ! !

Leila Marcial said...

Nice! You lookd really good! I may just buy this patt to make 1 or 2 for my daughters in law.
I like waht you did by 'flipping' the patt, you have a nice imagination (for want of better words). I enjoy reading your posts too.

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Heather !!

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Myra !!

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Lucy!!

Sheila said...

Thank You so much Leila and also Thanks for reading my posts too !!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Oh I LOVE this! I'd've never thought of that when looking at the pattern. Very cute outfit with those leggings - you're brilliant. I need this outfit for the beach....

Sheila said...

Thank you Sister !