Long-time readers would know that I love my bright colours and they feature heavily in my makes, but every now and then, and usually in the cooler months, sense prevails and neutral fabrics are purchased and sewn.


This light-weight stretch denim from The Cloth Shop was one such purchase and it didn’t take long for me to decide it needed to be sewn into an Aeolian tunic with modified sleeves.  It’s the same Aeolian combination I sewed for the Dressmakers Do in June, but in denim this time rather than silk.

Aeolian Sleeve Hack

I used the same adjusted sleeve pattern as last time.  To recapped, the pattern piece had been:

  • Slashed and spread near each side seam to add width
  • Extended at the side seams
  • Curved at the hem to create a high/low finish on the sleeve after it’s been gathering and bound



I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that the statement sleeves and the Liberty binding are my favourite parts of this make.  I even snuck some liberty on the inside of the garment!


This outfit was sewn in late August and has already had some serious wear, which goes to show that neutrals do have a place in my wardrobe!


Pattern:  Pattern Fantastique’s Aeolian Tee Shirt Dress (tunic length) with hacked sleeves
Size:  Small
Fabric:  Light-weight stretch denim from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  The sleeves were slashed & spread, lengthened and the curved hemline was gathered and bound with bias binding.
Accessories:  Scarf from Scarlet Jones and shoes from Habbot.
Location: Eastern Oval, Ballarat


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