Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Yes, Big 60th!!!!!

Yes, it's my big birthday and I'm excited to be here and able to stand. Plans for today may sound a little different for some, but today I'm scheduled for a hip MRI. After that, to lunch with friends.
This tunic, McCall's 6398 tunic view A is my gift to me just to make me feel special. It's going to be a Happy Day!!!!!!!!!!!!



 Sizes: 8-24


 Fabric: Black/Soft Red/Multi Floral Burnout Jersey Knit with Black Glitter Beads from Fabric Mart during the clearance for $3.50 per yard. I purchased 2 yards.


 Alterations: Overlapped the yoke front with front and the yoke back with the back to remove the seams. It was made with the front as one piece and the back as one piece. I read a review where this option was mentioned. It makes sense with this multi print fabric. I didn't do my usual sway back decrease of 1" from neck to waist.
I serged all of the pieces together including the sleeves. Then, serged all the edges. After that, I turned the serged edges under and topstitched. This was a very quick process. Another one has already been cut out and ready for the machine.

Also, I've thought of tracing this pattern, cutting at the waist and inserting enough length to drop the flaps to about 3" below the knee to get the flaps at midi length for a dress. Of course, some width may need to be added to the hip width.

26 comments:

  1. ~*~*~*~*HAPPY BIRTHDAY*~*~*~*~

    Enjoy your 60th and many more!

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    1. Thank you! Lunch at Red Lobster was fun.

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  2. Happy Birthday my friend. Looking awesome for 60!! Love the top as well. I got this on my list.

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    1. Thank you! I really like the drape of this jersey knit and it flounces with the wind.

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  3. Happy Blessed Birthday to you lady!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! Now I'm heading towards 70.

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  4. The happiest of happies to you!!

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  5. Happy Birthday and Continue to stay Blessed !!!!!

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  6. Happy birthday. That is a very pretty top you have created. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks! I did as I went to lunch with friends and a friend picked me up for dinner.

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  7. Happy Birthday! All the best and many more to come :)

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  8. Happy happy 60th birthday.. Hope you have a lovely day out with your friends..
    I had my 60th birthday in Oct of last year...Where did all the years go? ha]
    Love your tunic, so pretty.. Looks lovely on you.

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    1. Thank you and Happy Belated Birthday to you! Yes, the years are flying and we are keeping up.

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  9. Happy Birthday - wishing you many more happy ones. the tunic is lovely - and good luck with the MRI.

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  10. Oh happy Birthday to you Dot. love the tunic top!

    Helen

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  11. Happy Birthday! You look wonderful, and I hope that you have a great year ahead!

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    1. Thank you! My biggest plans are to really enjoy the whole year as my husband and I will both turn sixty and this is our 40th wedding anniversary year.

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  12. Happy Birthday! You look marvellous in your colourful tunic. Hope you had a great day, after the MRI part!

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    1. Thank you! I really did enjoy yesterday and today.

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.