School House Tunic

Hope everyone had an amazing holiday! I know a lot of my fellow sewing buddies have been busy the last month making last minute gifts for loved ones. Now it’s time to indulge and make something for yourself! Katrina made this stylin tunic out of a new Japanese import from designer Ihsoyok Nijnezij. This fabric is very unique and I haven’t seen another fabric quite like it before, it has a very modern artsy feel to it and it is also available in grey.


She used the “Schoolhouse Tunic” pattern by Sew Liberated. This Sew Liberated pattern is stylish, flattering, and quick to sew. The Schoolhouse Tunic is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. This pattern lets you make a tunic to wear as a dress or over jeans – or make a shirt. The Schoolhouse Tunic features front and back pleats, 3/4 -length sleeves with optional elastic gathering at the cuff, and an open bodice perfect for laying over your favorite camisole or tank.
This pattern is super easy and perfect for a beginner, no zippers or buttons required. Go ahead it’s time to make something for yourself that you will love to wear!

Jasmine Blouse

Katrina made this lovely “Jasmine Blouse” by Colette patterns. She said it was super easy and perfect for a beginner. The blouse is cut on the bias for a great fit with no zipper or button closure. How awesome is that?! I asked Katrina if it was tricky cutting the slippery fabric on the bias and she told me about a great tip on how to keep the fabric from sliding all around. All you have to do is lay down an old cotton sheet, then lay the slippery fabric on top with the pattern on top. Next just cut the slippery fabric by hand and it won’t slide around on you while it’s laying on top of the cotton sheet. I love little tricks like this, they definitely make a big difference. The fabric she chose is a retro inspired polka dot chiffon.