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February 21st, 2007 at 3:06 pm

Decades of Style 1902: 1920 Tunic with Kimono Sleeve

in: Sewing

This is Decades of Style 1902: 1920 Tunic with Kimono Sleeve. Here, I am fitting the pattern pieces on my DTD (duct-tape-double) aka ‘Tina. I decided to forgo the full bust alteration (FBA). However, there was inadequate ease in the hips. I decided to go with the width specified on the center front pattern piece. The instructions suggest that you measure your neck width, and they show you how, but on ‘Tina, it looked like there was just barely enough ease to fit the boobs.

I had some problems with the inset corners. I don’t know why, but I always cut too deeply when snipping the corners. Then I have a terrible time. I suppose someday, I will learn.

I got all excited and forgot to use a bias piece for the back neck facing. I just turned under the hem allowance and finished it. It seems to be working, but we shall see how it stands up to wear and tear.

Does it fit the bust? How about
the hip?

What is wrong with Flickr?

I don’t think it’s going to
fit the hips.
No, it definitely not going
to fit the hips.

1902 front
DoS 1902 side

Here’s the finished top. My shoulders are much more square than the model’s on the pattern envelope, what? And I have gigantic boobs where she has none.

I used a light weight cotton for the back/sleeve piece and a silk pique for the rest of it. I’m pleased with how it came out.

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    This is such a lovely blouse.

    dalia on April 27th, 2008
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