Cynthia Rowley, finito
Clean kitchen floor. Hot coffee, WBEZ on the radio.
Three yards of flocked velvet from the quarter table at Hancock, gray nap on a wine background.
One finished tunic.
Beautiful fit. Just in time for collective family party, too. It does need a belt. And a proper slip to go underneath. The sheer parts are super sheer. Maybe I’ll make the slip in nude to complete the illusion.
I love the hem — because there isn’t one. Just a folded band attached to the bottom. It’s only supposed to go with version B — the long tunic or minidress — but I’ll keep if if I make the full dress or the shorter top.
Five pieces, too. Front. Back. Bottom band. Neck facing — a simple bias strip I sewed as a French binding. Same for the gathered sleeves.
I can’t wait to make more. I smell a spring trend for this girl.