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Monday, February 13, 2012

The 'California Winter' Tunic

The Facts
Fabric: 2 yards cotton print. This has been in my stash for ages and I honestly can't even think of when I purchased it or how much I paid for it. Oops!
Pattern: Amy Butler Anna Tunic ~$12 (on sale)
Year: 2010?
Notions: 4 green shank buttons $3
Time to Complete: 3 1/2 hours
First worn: February 2012
Wear again: Yes
Total Price: $15 and stash fabric

While I've named this tunic my 'California Winter' tunic, I don't necessarily think it will get much use this winter.  I just tend to do a lot of off-season sewing, especially when I'm stash busting.

While waiting for my fabric to come in for my next round of Sew Weekly sewing, I had some time to squeeze in a couple of non-challenge projects.  I was stumped.  I literally paced around my sewing room grabbing bolts of stash fabric and any patterns that I may have associated with them.  I resisted the urge to go out shopping for new projects... I seriously have so many that I could do just from my stash alone!  Though I have to say that I've made really good progress on my stash busting so far...

I finally settled on this garment because I knew it would be quick, and I have been avoiding making eye contact with this bolt whenever I saw it on my shelf.  I only had two yards of fabric, I already had the pattern - wham, bam, thank you maa'm, I can do this!

I love the buttons on the back of the tunic.  I was originally on the hunt for an orange button, but found these instead.  I'm a sucker for green so it wasn't too much of a sacrifice.  

So really, a fast project.  I'm glad I finally did it.  I think it's pretty cute and I don't really have anything like it in my closet.  The weather has been incredible in California, so it's tricking me into thinking I can start wearing Spring clothes already.

Have you started thinking about your Spring crafts yet?  

What I Watched:
Kicking and Screaming (2005)
What Dreams May Come (1998)


  1. Those buttons are the cutest thing ever!

    1. Thanks Angie! I was so excited when I found them. I love when you're looking for something else but inspiration strikes in a different form... and it turns out to be perfect :)


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