Why yes, it IS my third Ebony in as many weeks… did you really expect any different? I’m loving the combo of comfort, style and drama, so this won’t be the last.
My first two Ebonys were the dress version, shortened. This time I tried the tunic length with raglan sleeves. The body is shortened about 2″ into a top, and the short sleeves are obviously extended down to 3/4 length. Even with those adjustments, this was still a very quick and easy sew!
I’M SO SICK OF WINTER!!!! We are only halfway through our annual 5 months of snow in a relatively mild winter, and I’m starting to go batty. I’m tired of getting into a subzero car every morning and not feeling warm until 30 minutes into the drive. I’m tired of wearing my new-this-year coat and boots every single day. And I’m tired of taking pictures outside while woefully underdressed, and hiding on the porch because snow is falling or the sidewalks are covered in ice! A friend on social media hashtagged an outdoor picture with lush green grass #spring2017, and it made me so envious! We will have snow til April!
(Yes, before you ask, I’ve tried taking pictures in several locations inside… but our house is just a couple metres from our neighbours on either side, and it very dim inside. I’m debating buying lightboxes, but it seems like an awful lot of hassle to store them and set them up each time!)
Which is to say, I brought fake flowers outside, and swanned around pretending to sniff them until a guy walked by with his dog and caught me at the charade!
And then I threw the flowers quickly into the house, and pretended to check the camera as he passed by, like I’m a totally normal person taking pictures of themselves outside on a snowy day!
The fabric is a sweater knit from the Fabricland ends table, where they buy in leftover stock from manufacturers or suppliers. I don’t really know where it comes from, but it’s always where the best hidden gems are! This knit definitely has some rayon and spandex blended it, and has a lovely drape and doesn’t cling to itself. Why can’t the sweater knit in the normal fabric line be this good?
Can we talk about tunics? I cannot figure out what length and proportions of tunic would look good on me. I like long tops like this and I love short dresses, but I have never worn a tunic that I loved. They sound like something I should adore though, right? Do you have any suggestions?