A stellar make

When Figgy’s Heavenly Collection was released late last year, I brought the lot.  After all, I’m an all or nothing person!

The Stellar Tunic/Dress is my favourite pattern in the collection and I’m thrilled with how my first version turned out.

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This dress was a gift for Miss A’s friend… but we took a few sneaky photos with Miss A (reluctantly) modelling it before it was wrapped and gifted to the birthday girl on the weekend.

Cutting out, joining and top-stitching the kimono sleeves has given me a whole new level of respect and appreciation for the fabulous quilters of the world.

Three of the four liberty fabrics used in the sleeves were leftovers from my recent Gabby Dresses.  I love a scrap busting project, and it was so much fun working out which fabrics to use and in what order.

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The instructions for this project are clear and they include great tips for attaching the woven kimono sleeves to the front and back tunic pieces.  I recommend this pattern without hesitation.  Now I just have to convince my girls that they need a stellar tunic or dress in their lives.

Pattern:  Figgy’s Stellar Tunic
Size: 
6-7 with the length of a 8/9
Fabric: 
Red double knit jersey from The Fabric Store & Liberty Tana Lawn (4 different patterns) from Tessuti
Alterations: 
None

Lara has made five of the seven patterns in the Heavenly Bundled Collection.  Check them out here, here, here, here and here.  I have a little way to go to catch up (not that it’s a competition) but as I’m on a knit sewing binge at the moment I feel that a Seraphic Raglan Tee or two will be sewn soon.

Speaking of my knit sewing binge, check out the size 3 Nessie Top that I made my niece on Friday.  This is my 6th version of this top… Need I say more?

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Pattern:  Nessie Top by Craftiness Is Not Optional
Size: 
3
Fabric:  Red double knit jersey from The Fabric Store & Nani Iro double knit jersey from the stash
Alterations: 
Removed 1 inch from the length of the neckband and 1/8 inch from the neckband width

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