Wowzer Wednesday is back! This week I was working on this Blackbird Tunic by Shwin&Shwin, I was really attracted to the neckline which is great for summer. I love the open neck and big button closure. The tutorial is amazing, however my sewing skills are not up to par on this particular project. The circle neck is fairly simple the tricky part is the piping around the neckline. I have some experience in piping on baby bedding but never so small and never on clothing. I love piping on clothing. It just adds a little touch and trim that can really show your craft.
However piping can be tricky. The key is getting your seam as close to the pipe as possible without going on top of the pipe. Normally I use a zipper foot to make sure I get the seam nice and tight. Bigger pipes are obviously easier to get tight. However this project used a very small piping, the size of a shoelace. I had a lot of trouble getting the seam tight enough on the piping. If you don't get it tight enough the piping is flat and uneven. Needless to say I need some more practice.
Here is my end product. I think it turned out really cute, even though the piping isn't perfect. I really like the big button and the bright colors. The pockets are really fun too. I think that when you are creating a one of a kind piece the details like the perfect button or adding pockets are where you can show your personality.
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